Plastic Nesting Box

Average User Rating:
4.04762/5,
  • High density polyethylene that is easy to clean and will not rust, rot, or corrode.
    Ventilation holes for fresh air.
    Sloped roof prevents roosting.
    Easy to mount and remove for cleaning.
    Space saving modular layout - can mount vertically or side by side.
    Perch gives hens a place to land before entering the nest.
    Raised panel in front keeps bedding and eggs from being pushed out.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. Albertan
    5/5,
    "Great if another nest box needed."
    Pros - Durable and cheap! Chickens like it.
    Purchase Price:
    Under 20$
  2. annanicole18
    5/5,
    "Years of Use"
    Pros - Light weight, easy to clean and easy to move.
    Cons - Had to buy it unlike homemade ones
    I have has the same hang on the Wall nest box for 7 years. For the $20 it cost it was well worth it. Easy to relocate unlike custom built boxes for exact areas. Cleaning with a scrub brush and oil soap every now and again is a big bonus too. Opening has been large enough for my biggest hens and two determined bantams can fit in there with ease.
    Purchase Price:
    20
    Purchase Date:
    2011
  3. igorsMistress
    5/5,
    "Pretty good nest box"
    Pros - Easy to clean, light weight.
    Cons - None so far
    We bought 2 of these boxes about a year ago and put them in the coop before the girls started laying. They have been used every day for over six months by 5 to 9 chickens. We had one girl that preferred the corner on the floor for a while but eventually she started using a box.
    We have been happy with them and our girls seem to like them. We added a third box before our pullets started laying just in case. Our Australorp pullets are big girls and they have no problem using them. With the newbies figuring things out there have been a couple broken eggs. I simply took the box off the wall, rinsed it out and rehung when dry.
    It's very hot and dry here and the plastic isn't brittle, no cracks or damage in any way. Very happy we opted for these rather than building wood boxes.

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  1. hellbender
    A suggestion...why not use straw? I use shavings on the floor and surely don't want the hens confused. Or...it wouldn't be too hard to bolt a piece of plywood to the front, raising the lip...if you already have the boxes. Just a thought.
  2. SillyChicken
    Hi Diana, I live above you in Michigan! The box held up well during the super cold weather we had (Dec/Jan 2014).
  3. sepaditty1
    I have one of these. My girls ignore it to use the cabinet that I converted to a nesting box by cutting a hole in the door.

    My friend has 3 of these and his girls love it.
  4. Yukonchick
    Check out my pics. I built a simple community nesting box with scrap wood. Cost me zip. I even put curtains on it,LOL
  5. Yukonchick
    I just built a simple community nesting box from scrap. cost me zip.
  6. RavenWood
    Nope - that is the price, I even asked. Keep in mind, I am in Canada. We don't have Tractor Supply stores up here.
  7. BullChick
    Good grief! You must have been looking at the wrong product or number of items. It costs $20 at Tractor Supply or feed stores, and $25 online.
  8. RavenWood
    My thoughts exactly. My husband had seen them at an introductory price in our local Co-Op, but when I went back to purchase they were double the cost and I was not going to pay $100 for 2 nest boxes. Too bad though as the original $26 price tag was affordable and I think they'd be nice and easy to keep clean.
  9. DianaMallory
    My only concern about using plastic in my climate is in the cold plastic tends to break. So I say no thanks I will stick with my wooden boxes.
  10. danny123
    how much do they cost

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