1. FluffyScarsdale

    FluffyScarsdale In the Brooder

    Nov 21, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Now that the coop is assembled and I saw I have three sections to the brooder, I thought of using those coco liners (used for handing plant baskets) to help make the nest cozy. I plan to put pine shavings or bedding material on top of these for the chickens. They are only $1.50 each and I thought it seemed like a good idea. What do you guys think of this idea?[​IMG]

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  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    Nest boxes
    In my nest boxes I fold a feed bag to fit (nest boxes are 1 ft³). When a bag gets soiled; fold a new one; pop out the soiled; pop in the new. Feed bags are a nylon mesh bag frozen poop just peels off in below freezing temperatures and just flakes off in summer when left out in the sun to bake and dry.

  3. City-Chickee

    City-Chickee Chirping

    Sep 28, 2014
    Des Moines, IA
    I think that would make them nice and toasty. We don't have our chickens yet, but something I've been trying to research lately was how to avoid having frozen eggs...all in all it doesn't sound like there's much you can do besides somehow heating each nest box.
    One of the interesting things I found was from The Chicken Chick - she made some nest box cozy's from fabric that are filled with rice/beans and you microwave it for a little bit - 'course I don't know how long they stay warm...

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