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Cheap, romovable nesting boxes?

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So, I need ideas for removable and cheap nesting boxes. Right now, I have one laying hen and three 9 1/2 week old pullets. My one laying hen is just laying in a cardboard box in the garage (she was laying on the concrete until I figured out where she was laying). I am actually trying to move right now. The people who lived in the house before had chickens so there is a big chicken coop in the back yard. Although, it has no nesting boxes in it. So I want to add some for my girls. Although I want them to be removable because we are only renting. Any ideas?


Edited by Ilovemyduckies - 6/4/12 at 10:20am

I've got 2 cats, Dyllen and Star. I have 10 chickens; 1 BLRW, 2 mutt hens, 1 mutt chicks, 1 EEs, 1 RIR, 1 White Leghorn, 1 Golden Campine, 1 unknown hen, and 1 Partridge cochin. I also have1 Swedish/Black Indian Runner , 1 Yellow Swedish, 1 Black Runner, and 3 Coturnix quail.

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I've got 2 cats, Dyllen and Star. I have 10 chickens; 1 BLRW, 2 mutt hens, 1 mutt chicks, 1 EEs, 1 RIR, 1 White Leghorn, 1 Golden Campine, 1 unknown hen, and 1 Partridge cochin. I also have1 Swedish/Black Indian Runner , 1 Yellow Swedish, 1 Black Runner, and 3 Coturnix quail.

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Enclosed kitty litter boxes make excellent portable nests.  They make it really easy to relocate broody hens.  Frequently they can be located and purchased very cheaply at yard sales.  I have a friend who was a municipal worker.  On the annual 'clean up' day he would pick up several of these every year.

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The plastic buckets that cat litter comes in.  If you don't have a cat, ask around - I'm sure SOMEONE has a bunch that the've been saving because "they've just got to be useful to someone".  I had them piling up in the barn long before I got serious about getting chickens.

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Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here

The "Cane Sisters": Candy, Sugar, Gimpy (EE), Nova & Sola (S.Sussex), Raisin & Lido (RL&SLW), Ameri & Ineeda (Australorp), Mexi & Jami (BCMx), Flora (CLB)

My Coop Building Page http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/670830/the-shed-is-here-omg-now-what#post_9055853

GREAT article on adding birds :  http://www.back...

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Either of those would work great. I read about the litter boxes and am really considering them. I have three cats so I'll make sure to save the litter container next time. I actually have a small dog crate (of which my dog chewed of the door) that I could use. I'll see if I can find some cheap enclosed litter boxes and I'll probably use them. If only I had some right now, I've got a duck that (I think) is going broody and I will have to figure out how to move her if she does. I've get her nest in a box right now so it should be easier to move. Thx :D

I've got 2 cats, Dyllen and Star. I have 10 chickens; 1 BLRW, 2 mutt hens, 1 mutt chicks, 1 EEs, 1 RIR, 1 White Leghorn, 1 Golden Campine, 1 unknown hen, and 1 Partridge cochin. I also have1 Swedish/Black Indian Runner , 1 Yellow Swedish, 1 Black Runner, and 3 Coturnix quail.

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I've got 2 cats, Dyllen and Star. I have 10 chickens; 1 BLRW, 2 mutt hens, 1 mutt chicks, 1 EEs, 1 RIR, 1 White Leghorn, 1 Golden Campine, 1 unknown hen, and 1 Partridge cochin. I also have1 Swedish/Black Indian Runner , 1 Yellow Swedish, 1 Black Runner, and 3 Coturnix quail.

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