D.I.Y Ground Nest Box Start to Finish.

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by OzawkieBantams, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Ok I needed to make a ground Nest Box today for my Red Crested Pochards. So I took pic's along the way. For your Sides and Bottom you cut three pieces 2' x 15" (2 ft x 15 inches) You will Need a divider piece about 4" tall x 2' long. Your Side pieces will be 16½" x 15"

    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee37/kadoo1975/Ground Nest box Start to finish/1.jpg

    On your bottom piece measure out 8" from the smallest end 15" end. Draw your line for your divider piece.

    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee37/kadoo1975/Ground Nest box Start to finish/2.jpg

    Now line the center of your divider up with the center of your drawn line. Now Nail it.

    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee37/kadoo1975/Ground Nest box Start to finish/3.jpg

    Put your Sides together and Nail them to your bottom as well as your divider.

    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee37/kadoo1975/Ground Nest box Start to finish/4.jpg

    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee37/kadoo1975/Ground Nest box Start to finish/5.jpg

    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee37/kadoo1975/Ground Nest box Start to finish/6.jpg

    Once your sides are nailed together you can start to draw out your hole for the entrance. This hole needs to be about 5" . Now you will need to drill a few holes to allow the Jig saw blade room to start cutting your hole out.

    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee37/kadoo1975/Ground Nest box Start to finish/7.jpg

    Here you can see a better pic.

    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee37/kadoo1975/Ground Nest box Start to finish/8.jpg

    Now start cutting out the entrance with your Jig saw.

    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee37/kadoo1975/Ground Nest box Start to finish/9.jpg

    Once your entrance is cut out. It should look like this.

    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee37/kadoo1975/Ground Nest box Start to finish/10.jpg

    Now time for the Lid. I cut the lid 28" x 19" this way I have a little bit of a over hang.

    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee37/kadoo1975/Ground Nest box Start to finish/11.jpg

    Time for the hinges. I didn't have any hinges at the time so I used some old heavy duty tie down strapping.

    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee37/kadoo1975/Ground Nest box Start to finish/13.jpg

    A closer look

    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee37/kadoo1975/Ground Nest box Start to finish/12.jpg

    TA DA ! Now your ready to get some nesting Birds.

    http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee37/kadoo1975/Ground Nest box Start to finish/14.jpg

    Good luck and Great hatching !

    Daren
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2012
  2. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    Pictures working...
     
  3. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Great since they updated now what codes am I supposed to use. why didnt they just leave this site alone geez
     
  4. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Ok Now try I had to use the direct link ......SORRY
     
  5. Doctor T

    Doctor T Out Of The Brooder

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    Great job!
    Thanks for posting,...I've been needing to make some for my birds.
     
  6. dylan duck man

    dylan duck man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thwnks mr toooooo
     

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