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post #211 of 618
Great looking boxes and so many ideas!
post #212 of 618
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Originally Posted by pappy1264 View Post

these ones are what I am thinking of using.  Putting this inside the boxes, so we can build a perch in front of it.  What do you think?

 

Actually in rethinking this, cannot use covered ones, as I am doing the external nest boxes and coming in from the top to get the eggs, so will just do the regular pans in the box.

 

Pappy,

 

What is this and where did you get it? It's wonderful!  Thanks, 7

Owned by 2 grown offspring, 3 spoiled cats, and 7 (correction: 10; chicken math, ya know) silly biddies who fill my basket with gorgeous multicolored eggs.

 

Here, every night is Ladies' Night:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/lazy-womans-automatic-self-operating-chicken-coop

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Owned by 2 grown offspring, 3 spoiled cats, and 7 (correction: 10; chicken math, ya know) silly biddies who fill my basket with gorgeous multicolored eggs.

 

Here, every night is Ladies' Night:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/lazy-womans-automatic-self-operating-chicken-coop

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post #213 of 618
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Pappy,

 

What is this and where did you get it? It's wonderful!  Thanks, 7


I know!  It's a Booda Dome, not to be confused with the Booda Dome with steps.  It's available at some pet stores and online for about $30.  I like it too. thumbsup.gif

Can't stop at just one species, breed, color... I'm happiest sitting in my bunny/bantam chicken pen just watching their world go round.  My Pinterest stuff: /http://pinterest.com/parkerfree/ where I show the randomness of my life and thoughts.  i  have a swap page full of good stuff: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickens-come-and-chickens-go-swapping-stuff

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Can't stop at just one species, breed, color... I'm happiest sitting in my bunny/bantam chicken pen just watching their world go round.  My Pinterest stuff: /http://pinterest.com/parkerfree/ where I show the randomness of my life and thoughts.  i  have a swap page full of good stuff: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickens-come-and-chickens-go-swapping-stuff

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post #214 of 618

When we first got chickens 3 years ago, they were chicks and hung out with the horses during the day. Went to feed the horses in a tractor tire (given to us by a neighbor) and found an egg in it. Moved the tire into the coop they were in at the time and have been using one ever since. In the new coop, we split the tire and made 2 levels. My husband put a shelf between them because the girls were fighting over the top level and pushing each other out. As you can see, they no longer prefer the top level. 20 hens share this setup and seem real happy with it.

Next pic is after I removed the eggs. 9 eggs in 16 hours, not bad considering it snowed less than 2 weeks ago and the girls are just getting up to speed.

I was sure we were going to need boards on the ends to keep the eggs from falling out, but the chickens don't like to be near the edges so it hasn't been an issue.

post #215 of 618

I love this idea. Where did you get the milk crates from?

post #216 of 618

I found these at walmart. I think they would make great nest boxes and they would be easy to clean. great price too. 41.00 for 6 of them.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Durabilt-Storage-Box-Small-Black/20434374?findingMethod=rr#ProductDetail


Edited by albertaeb - 5/30/13 at 10:17am
post #217 of 618
Wow great deal!
post #218 of 618
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Originally Posted by coffeekittie View Post


I know!  It's a Booda Dome, not to be confused with the Booda Dome with steps.  It's available at some pet stores and online for about $30.  I like it too. thumbsup.gif

I use a Booda Dome with steps for my chickens. They love it, and shun the proper nest box.

post #219 of 618

Just a typical side hanging nesting box...I've got shredded junk mail for the nesting box (I've since added a low "lip" to contain the paper in the box).

 

post #220 of 618
Love the tractor tire idea!!!! We might have to copy that one. smile.png
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