Another question- roost, in relation to nest boxes?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by xapikleia, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. xapikleia

    xapikleia Out Of The Brooder

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    We're planning on using an old wooden electronic cabinet as a small coop. It's 3.5'x2'x1.5x. Where do we put the roost, and where do we put the boxes? This is for 3 bantams and a Japanese.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    That's small, but in my 8X12 we have roosts on one side, next boxes on the opposite.
     
  3. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure may be to small, not tall enough
     
  4. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, even with small birds it seems too small. This sounds like it may be able to be divided so that it can be turned into one or two nest boxes but it sounds quite small and narrow for being an entire coop. Could you place this box inside one of those Rubbermaid Sheds that you can buy at the hardware store? Or possibly build something around this unit so they can have areas for food, water, nesting and roosting?
     
  5. xapikleia

    xapikleia Out Of The Brooder

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    We decided not to use it. We were trying to rig it for nesting boxes, inside of a coop DH made out of shipping pallets, but it's a few inches too wide. No biggie, really; we were just trying to be creative! [​IMG]
     

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