Are these cool NestBoxes or what??? :) :)

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

  1. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    I recently got 5 free hens from Once we got there, the guy was so nice that he gave us a metal 10 hole nestbox. It was loose so we had to reinforce it. Here are a couple of pics. I priced these and I think they are about $70 and more.

    The Front

    One Nest


    It had one of the arms for the boards on the front but we decided to make some out of angle aluminum. We just put it in tonight.

    *****My ? is this--Are the nests too small? I have all large layers except for one. I am not sure on the exact size but I know the floor of each nest is 11'' by 13''. It is slanted so they cant roost up there.

    Let me know what you all think!!!!!!

    **On the top is the word ''ANDERSON" ????What does that mean???????

  2. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
  3. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Thanks!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    I just went out and saw one hen go in the nestbox like she was going to lay an egg or something? I guess they arent too small afterall!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] <-----(My favorite smiley) lol

  5. nhnanna

    nhnanna Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    The chicken coop
    That is fine for your layers.
  6. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    Somerset, CA
    I'm new to chickens so I don't know about the size, but I'd say it's a great find!
  7. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    I think they are great boxes and the size is perfect.

    Great job.


  8. big greg barker

    big greg barker Songster

    Oct 26, 2008
    central maine
    Back in the 1940's my grandfather raised chickens for eggs and meat for the local commercial market. These are identical to the nest boxes he had in the henhouse. I grabbed a couple before the henhouse fell in in the 80's. They work very well.
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    What a great find!

  10. spook

    spook Songster

    Nice nests...I have nest envy [​IMG] (sniff sniff)

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