Can I use this as a nesting box?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nigellas, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Nigellas

    Nigellas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's from IKEA. It's meant to put a trash can in and have a pull out trash bin under your counter. I'd love to have a pull out nesting box for easy egg collection... It looks like it's the right shape, are the dimensions OK?
    It's:
    Width: 9 7/8 "
    Depth: 16 1/2 "
    Height: 9 7/8 "

    What do you all think?
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
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    yes, I think it would work. I have old drawer for a nest box, and also an old dresser tipped on its side, any kind of box works basically!!
     
  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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  4. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2008
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    I think thats a great idea for a nesting box!!!!!! Looks like it would work just fine.
     
  5. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    oh Ikea how I Love you so.... haha


    Great idea!
     
  6. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Looks great. Only drawback is if you have big birds. Then it might be a little on the narrow side.
     
  7. Nigellas

    Nigellas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input! [​IMG] I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't know why not! If they are expensive however, it might be more reasonable to go in another direction. I've seen where lots of people have used milk crates successfully and 5 gal. buckets cut in half. If you are still set with using that, then I think it would work just fine! [​IMG]
     
  9. hdchic

    hdchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have found that plastic dog crates (small to medium in size) work great also....I find them at yard sales and auctions for 'cheap'!! [​IMG]
     

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