Feeder in nesting box?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by The Lazy L, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.

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

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    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?

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

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
  3. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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  4. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then I see no reason why it shouldn't work [​IMG]
     
  5. marxmail

    marxmail Out Of The Brooder

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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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