Cheap and easy nest box design

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Wholeviewfarm, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Wholeviewfarm

    Wholeviewfarm New Egg

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  2. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    The blog looks very detailed and helpfull. The nest boxes look very good, just make sure that you put them in a secluded location in the coop. Hens are more likely to lay in them if they are somewhere dark. I put little curtains in front of my nest boxes, so the hens feel they have more privacy. Another thing you can do is make the nest boxes face south, never east or west because too much light enters the nest boxes.
     
  3. Wholeviewfarm

    Wholeviewfarm New Egg

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    Thanks Chickeneer!

    The boxes have been working out really well. At first I was worried that 1' cube wouldn't be enough space for them, but yesterday I watched 4 of them trying to use the same box at the same time, hilarious.

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  4. gmabry75

    gmabry75 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks great and is exactly what I was looking for this evening. Thanks for posting.
     

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