a super nest box for a super chicken who lays super poops

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Kesta, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    the title was to get your attention. what sort of wood is best for nest boxes im not sure what kind to get:rolleyes:
     
  2. BJ

    BJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anything that will fit together to form a box!!!
     
  3. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    I used pine. Good enough for me...
     
  4. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    The best wood is the type that isn't rotting or falling apart [​IMG]

    hehe

    I don't think it really matters as long as it can hold the weight of the chickens.
     
  5. EliteTempleton

    EliteTempleton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The sort of wood that you can recycle from stuff laying around or is on sale. [​IMG]
     
  6. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used left over plywood, then set it on pine 2x4s
     
  7. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yup i agree with this u can make them out of stuff u have or find or get on sale cheap if u have nothing like that available well if its a preferance question u have i prefer plywood but anything will do
     
  8. clarktx

    clarktx Out Of The Brooder

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    no cedar, might seem to smell nice but bad news for the birds.

    I used plywood. My wife wanted me to use a plastic container with a hole cut in it, that would have been fine too. Certainly it would have been easier to sanitize.
     
  9. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I used pieces of siding that came off the house when we had new siding put up!
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    We've made all sorts of nestboxes. Once we even turned a 2 drawer file cabinet frame on its side and it makes two nice roomy ones, with some minor modifications.
     

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