dumb question on how to connect nest box to the coop...need help!!!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bdin11, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. bdin11

    bdin11 New Egg

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    im not a carpenter or anything but i wanted to know how to connect a nest boc to the coop...do you just cut a box bigger then the nest box on the side of the copp and just slip it in???? help needed
     
  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it need to be on the outside, like for egg access?
    I am not too handy, so I just put the box (a plastic bin) on the floor.
     
  3. bdin11

    bdin11 New Egg

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    yea i wanna put it outside but i dont know how it gets attached
     
  4. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    My husband cut a hole the size of the nest boxes, then framed it out with 2x4's for wall support, then connected an additional 2x4 on the outside where the box hung. The main weight of the nest boxes layed on this 2x4. He used large brackets we got from Lowe's for like, .38 cents or something, and screwed them into the framing of the nest box and the wall of the coop. He screwed the hinges directly into the studs, and they supported the access door.

    This was on our old coop, which has been disassembled, so I've no pictures to show. We've yet to get the nestboxes up on the new coop and I've been using 5 gallon buckets.

    HTH-
    Em
     
  5. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
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    Ok...f course I have NO idea what your coop is made of...my current one (a 6x10 dog kennel) is made of cyclone fencing, so I attached the nest boxes (milk crates) to the fence, to keep them steady (from tipping over) w/zip ties. Dunno if that helps you or not...if your coop is all wood this wouldn't help you at all....I am the zip tie QUEEN!
    Kristi
     
  6. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    Quote:That could be your new TITLE if anyone is watchin

    tx_dane_mom
    ZIP TIE QUEEN
     
  7. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    MERRY LAND
    Back on subject, what type of nest boxes, and what type of coop?

    If putting on the outside of a typical coop, you would have to place it where the Stud isnt, will have to be between studs, then depending on type of walls will determine what type of fasteners etc... Do you want to be able to close off boxes or will they remain open at all times???
     
  8. bdin11

    bdin11 New Egg

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    want them to stay open, it is a coop made out of wood
     
  9. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, I guess it depends on the style of coop and boxes as well as the wall construction. Our nest boxes are indoors and we'll simply take the eggs out from the front, so we designed a stand and set the boxes on it and screwed the back to studs in the wall. See link below...

    Do you have pics so we can see your situation?

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  10. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That could be your new TITLE if anyone is watchin

    tx_dane_mom
    ZIP TIE QUEEN


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    You forgot the duct tape! But really, zip-ties are AWESOME.
     
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