Chicken nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicken Egg 17, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need help to decide weather to build there nesting boxes or to buy them so can anyone posts some pics of there nesting boxes to help give me an idea and what you think I should do and or weather or not if you like the boxes you want with and tried thanks all replies are welcome
     
  2. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We built ours ...

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  3. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya I was thinking about buying those plastic ones at tractor supply but I didn't want to spend 75 dollars on just four of them nice boxes
     
  4. Knigge

    Knigge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just made some boxes out of whatever we had around. We took big rectangle boxes and put dividers in there. The hens only seem to use 1 box. They love that one box lol.
     
  5. Coopmom56

    Coopmom56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We built ours (rather my husband built ours). Plywood for the most part.
     
  6. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like them what are the dimensions for those I like them but I would like them to set up on something
     
  7. Knigge

    Knigge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ours are very similar to that. I do have 4 that sit on the floor like that and the silkies just sleep in them. There are 2 that sit on top of those 4 and those are the ones they lay in. Interested to see which nest the silkies decide to use.
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Those all look very swish! I put some plastic tubs on a shelf (i use my shed as a coop) - slightly more rudimentary but it works.

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  9. curious chickee

    curious chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    My external, community tunnel nesting box[​IMG]

    Easy to clean, just lower back flap and sweep out shavings. Single hole in center to keep box dark and cool in summer. One box so hens don't squeeze together trying to fit into the same box. I have had up to four laying at the same time. Today I collected 19 eggs without a single broken egg.
     
  10. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Nice! Did one of them lay a Yorkshire Terrier-esque dog? Amazing eh? [​IMG]

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