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Drafts and Nest Box

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by PhoenixPharm, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. PhoenixPharm

    PhoenixPharm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I have 2 coop issues that was hoping someone would have some advice. The nest box lid has a big gap, what are some suggestions to fix this and also should I let the space under the roof open for[​IMG]
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    air flow or close it up (I attached pics) Thanks!
     
  2. CrazyTalk

    CrazyTalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be able to take the hinge screws out of the bottom piece and just slide it up a bit, and rescrew (assuming there's a gap built into the board below so it can pivot).

    As to the top, I'd fill it with hardware cloth. Ventilation is almost always a good thing.
     
  3. PhoenixPharm

    PhoenixPharm Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried that it didn't work.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Reposition the vertical part of the hinge up higher...or move the trim piece it is attached to down.
     
  5. PhoenixPharm

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    Fixed it with a piano hinge :)
     
  6. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great [​IMG]
     

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