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File Cabinet Nest Boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by speckledhen, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    What was an ancient 2 drawer file cabinet rusting in the crawlspace when we bought this house is now a spiffy new nest box in Suede's coop. From junk to useful. Perfect size openings, too. And it's one of the older ones, so the metal is stiffer than the lightweight newer ones.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2008
  2. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    That is a nice nest! [​IMG] Thanks for sharing!
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Great idea! Your so smart!!! [​IMG]
  4. JoanneNC

    JoanneNC In the Brooder

    Dec 8, 2007
    Great idea!!
  5. Omeletta

    Omeletta Songster

    Jun 12, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    Easy to clean, too! Thanks for sharing Speckled!

  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA

    I love turning junk into something useful. [​IMG]
  7. Yogiman

    Yogiman Songster

    Feb 2, 2008
    South Louisiana
    Cyn, that was an excellent idea to recyle them. But I gotta ask: Wonder what the big boy Suede thinks about all of this in his cage? [​IMG]
  8. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Trash to Treasure, love that show. What a great and useful project.
  9. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    How super creative! I wish my brain worked like that!
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Big Boy Suede will be miffed since he cant get his big carcass in these. I hope he doesn't try, either! He would always get in the floor nests and cluck to the girls, but they've been moved to the smaller nursery coop so I can use his 8x8 side for my big group of chicks and I needed to hang nests to increase the floor space. He and his girls started out in the nursery, so he's been in it before; still, he's not really thrilled. His pen is much smaller and the nursery is 4.5x7.5 rather than 8x8. It really made more sense to use the 8x8 section for my expanding laying flock with the five nests and extra roost space than for Suede and three girls (Velvet, Skye and Delilah).

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