Feeder in nesting box?

The Lazy L

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Coop will be 4' x 6' with 2' x 6' of the floor space committed to roosting space. That leaves only 2' x 6' for open floor space and by the time I add a hanging waterer and a feeder space will be limited.



I'm also figuring I'll have too many nesting boxes (6) for the nine peeps that are arriving this May.



So would it be practical to build a feeding box like KDK1 Post #5 in the nesting box closest to the chicken door? Figuring I could make it height adjustable and refillable from the outside?



As a Newbie asking the forum wise, will this work?
 
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Time-Out

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Jun 29, 2011
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It could do. You'd have to make sure no water seeps in around the feeder, if you're having it taller than the nestbox lid.

I've put my feeder in one of the nestboxes too... they don't like eating in the dark though lol
 

The Lazy L

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Quote:It would not be taller then the nest box lid.

And the the bottom of the feeder would be chicken accessible from outside of the nest box.
 
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marxmail

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Jan 29, 2012
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Just wondering if your idea worked? I actually had the same thought yesterday... 6 nesting boxes and 7 chicks... way to much wasted coop space.
Thanks.
 
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