Bantams Next box Ideals????

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Cowboyffa84, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Cowboyffa84

    Cowboyffa84 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just built me a 9x6 coop and i still have to build the coop i need it small so i can more it when needed i built the pen where i can put wheels on it when i needed it moved but now i gotta come up with an ideal how to build the neat box and roost its gotta be detachable so i can move that separately when needed. I only have 3 sheets of plywood left and i was thinging about making a 2x2x8 square box type but dont know how big i should make the nest boxes i have a total of 6 bantam hens so i need at least 6 boxes in each compartment "oh by the way the carpartments are (36 inches long 24 inches wide by 2 feet tall) Any ideals???? and should i put the roost inside the coop or outside since its so hot here?
     
  2. Cowboyffa84

    Cowboyffa84 Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry for the bad spelling i forgot to spell check before i posted :S opps
     
  3. Annabella

    Annabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't need a nest box per bird - I think its one for every 4 birds. They take turns and just kick the other one out when its their turn.
    You could use something like a large bucket, laid on its side with the lid half cut off as a barrier. This would make it easy then to move. [​IMG]

    With the roost if you had something fixed on the wall - you could slot the timber onto, you could easily remove it also.
    I have seen some good ideas here on BYC, if you did a search, or looked through the pictures of coops you might get some more ideas too.

    All the best [​IMG]
     

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