A-frame nestboxes and roosts...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Wolf-Kim, Jun 13, 2009.

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  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    Okey dokey, so I'm thinking about building an A frame tractor.. Shhh, don't tell the hubby.

    I wanted to build the A-frame with the sheet metal shelter at the end. Nothing fancy, something simple and easy to build and use.

    How do nestboxes and roosts work in an A-frame tractor with the shelter at the end? I've seen the A-frames with the shelter across the top, but they look a bit more complicated to make. In many tractors designs I've seen the nestboxes on top, in the corner, but I think this would lead to hens roosting in the box.

  2. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Adelaide, Australia
    You could always build them across the bottom.. That way you could fit in 2 or 3 (depending on how big your tractor is).

    Just make sure they roof is sloped so they dont sleep on top on them, and build the roost far enough away that you wont be scraping poop off every morning.
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  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Closed at request of the OP
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