DIY nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 10 point, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    First you will need
    a large drill bitt, 3 screws, a drill, a saw, a five gallon bucket, and some wood.
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    next you will need to cut your wood to fight the bucket you want it to cover 1/3 of the opening of the bucket.
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    then you will screw the bucket down to the board.
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    next you need to cut the remaining screw off with a saw. I used a saws all with a metal blade)
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    then you will need to drill holes with the drill and drill bit for ventilation.
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    and the finished product
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  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    That's so neat. I love it! Good job!
     
  3. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Neat idea.....[​IMG]
     
  4. dragonlair

    dragonlair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice job! How did you come up with the idea? That's cool!

    I just use milk crates and covered cat litter boxes.
     
  5. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    Quote:I had all the supplies so I just made it.

    THE PURPOSE OF THIS THREAD WAS TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM BUYING $50 DOLLAR NEST BOXES.

    it drives me insane when someone even thinks about droping more than 10 buck on nesting boxes. so I thought I would do my best to help others make as cheap a nesting box as possible.
     
  6. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree about $50 boxes. Can you say free is soooo much better?
     
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  7. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY

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