nest box

  1. C

    For Sale - Best Nest Box - Large $150 OBO

    Hi all, We have a slightly used (as in used, less than 2 months) "Best Nest Box" - the Large version, which is sufficient for up to 45 hens (along with an extra nest pad). Retails new for $215 w/o shipping...
  2. rascal66

    Advice training hens to use new nest box?

    Husband just installed 3 new nest boxes, the kind that is designed for the eggs to roll away from the hen after the egg is layed. About half of the hens I have used to use this style box and know to lay their eggs inside, however my other half don't have any idea so far. The box looks like...
  3. HamletAndEggs

    Sussex spending hours in the nest box... no egg!

    Hey there! I am only 22 weeks into keeping my first flock of chickens, still a newbie! Five of the ten are laying and all are doing well. I wanted to find out who was laying the new, enormous, larger-than-commercial brown eggs, so we set up a coop cam (trail cam). Today I saw my Speckled Sussex...
  4. sonicsix

    Got our coop and pen done...

    We have 17 chickens, mostly Barred Rock and Buff Orpington. They came from people who no longer wanted them, Tractor Supply, and the local poultry auction. The small coop is from Tractor Supply and we got it and some of the chickens from a couple who no longer wanted to keep chickens. We built...
  5. MissMarple

    What do you put in your nest boxes?

    We won't need them for a while but I'm wondering what material y'all use in your nest boxes. Hay? Straw? Shavings? I don't know what else... What's worked best for you and why? All opinions/options welcome!! :highfive:
  6. gtaus

    Nesting boxes made from removable dish bins?

    I am building my first nest boxes for the coop. The 3 nest boxes will be internal to the coop, but I have an access door on the outside wall that allows access to the back of the nest boxes to collect the eggs. The nest box design I am thinking about building is based on using plastic dish...
  7. S

    Mama in labor, doesn't know it yet.

    OK !!!! I AM SO NERVOUS & EXCITED! My barred rock hen has been on her eggs 2 weeks. I have locked remaining hens in their roost area for the night, and provided a separation around the existing nest (as suggested earlier). Once all is pitch dark and VERRY LATE, I am going to bring her a couple...
  8. LilMissChick

    Flex Seal waterproofing exterior nest box?

    has anyone used liquid rubber, liquid rubber and bio-fabric, or flex seal to help waterproof their exterior nest boxes?
  9. MotherOfChickens

    Just out of curiosity...

    I have 1 hen who CONSTANTLY is going broody... I've no desire, at the moment, to let her hatch a clutch... but after watching her behavior I am curious about something and wondering what you all do in a situation like this... I have 2 nest boxes. And she swaps the nests. One min she is sitting...
  10. Bethend

    Lazy Cat Always Sleeping in Nests

    I just finished building a new nest box for my chickens (the first ones wouldn't lay inside the coop, and they taught the habit the next generation). Wiggles the cat routinely occupies a cubby as his own personal bed. The chickens do not appreciate this, and there's always a lot of fretting and...
  11. Muscovy-palooza

    Need suggestions on training muscovy to go in the coop at night

    We have three ducks nesting under our house in an inaccessible place. We have no idea what is going to happen to them. We can't protect them and we have no idea how many eggs they have.:idunno In a desperate effort to control the duck population around here, I spent yesterday morning trying to...
  12. rosaroca

    Adding outside nest boxes

    I have a small coop (actually a rabbit hutch) for a pair of bantams and I’m wondering if anyone sells nest boxes that I can hang on the outside (after cutting an access hole in the side of the coop) so I won’t always have to go into the pen to gather eggs. My rooster is a stinker and spurs me...
  13. H

    Help my babies

    okay so I had a hen setting and she’s been setting for awhile and it’s quite cold outside and my hen kept getting off her nest because the rooster was messing with her and the eggs kept getting cold and So I moved her into a cage with a light on her by herself and she won’t set on the eggs and...
  14. G

    Wood duck nest box not working

    We installed 3 wood duck nest boxes several years ago. And I’m observing wood ducks on the lake. But it seems they won’t use the nice and safe pine shaving filled boxes. Any suggestions?
  15. mfr4550

    Where will my turkeys lay their eggs?

    Hello, I’m new to raising turkeys & have some questions about egg laying. I have a chicken coop that my turkeys go into on occasion, I can only assume to look for food in the coop’s feeder. I assume this because although I kept them housed in there for about a week when I first got them (they...
  16. thecreekhouse

    Nest box pads? (As opposed to loose bedding)

    Have any of you tried any of the nesting box pad products for your nest boxes as opposed to using loose bedding (I’ve been using pine shavings) - loose bedding that your hens just kick out of the boxes until the floors of the boxes are bare? I’m looking at the Petmate Excelsior brand nest box...
  17. AnotherMeOhMy

    Chick speak. Two questions.

    My August a Faverolle mix is just o er 2 and 1/2 months old now. Recently her chirps have had random clucks inbetween them. Sometimes she sounds like a goose with a random honking sound. Is this the normal progression of sounds for a chick her age? Next, at whay point do I introduce a nest box?
  18. Soon2BChixMom

    One of these is not like the other!

    :celebrate:celebrate:celebrate:celebrate:celebrate:celebrate I wasn't expecting any eggs from my muscovy girls until spring! I found this in the run while raking. I think the chickens pecked it as it does have a slight crack (looks like a chicken peck and I allowed the chickens over into the...
  19. IMG_2152


    May be time for a larger nest box! There were 3 girls wedged in here but one left before I could grab my camera!
  20. H

    Chicken won’t stay broody

    Hi, One if my chickens has recently gone broody, She has been on and off the nest for 2 days now and can’t decide if she wants to go broody or not. She been sleeping in the nest box but this morning she got off, Then a couple of hours later she got back on, And now it’s been another couple of...
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