easiest way to block nest boxes?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ebonykawai, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't want to nail a board up if I don't have to. How have you blocked yours until your hens are ready to lay? [​IMG]
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I didn't, but you could just toss a sheet over them or tape on some cardboard.
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    You can fill them as well, put in a milk jug or two..... so the chickens can't get into them.
     
  4. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great suggestions, thanks so much!

    Why can't I think outside the (nest)box?

    LOL!!
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We fasten wire to ours when the broodies won't stay out. You could try that.

    Jody
     
  6. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I stuffed empty feed bags in mine.
     
  7. crysmom

    crysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have empty five gallon buckets in mine
     
  8. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    used a staple gun and some left over plastic cardboard stuff (coroplast) to cover the openings.
     
  9. greenmulberry

    greenmulberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Scrap cardboard and a staple gun. Only about three staples needed, then easy to rip off when the time comes to open them.
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I set a gallon jug of water in mine. It is too heavy for them to push out and leaves no room for them to get in.
     

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