Easy Nest Box Idea

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by NinetreesMom, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. NinetreesMom

    NinetreesMom Chirping

    Aug 15, 2012
    Dixie, WA
    We recently built a simple chicken tractor to keep our four girls safe while they roam (we have cats, dogs, owls, eagles, hawks, racoons, coyotes, and foxes...after almost losing one hen it was too much for me to stress about!). They spend the night in a stationary coop. However, 2 of my girls lay in the afternoon, so I needed a portable nest box to go in the tractor. Inspiration struck and I put an old covered cat litter box into service. It is just the right size, comfy when full of shavings, light and easy to carry by the handle on top, and easy to clean. The girls took to it right away. Hopefully this helps someone else out too!
    Rkightlinger1 and carla olson like this.
  2. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Songster

    Mar 1, 2011
    Upstate NY
    I have two of these in my broody/chick grow out/quarantine area. They agent been used yet, but I'm glad to see that another person reports success with them. :)
  3. DustBathSpaDay

    DustBathSpaDay Chirping

    Oct 9, 2018
    I'm about to get two Cochin Bantam hens and after looking at all sorts of possibilities came across this one while organizing my cat supplies. I think it'll be just the thing. Glad to see it works for you!

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