Flower Pot Nest Box (and brooder - Super Easy)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MichiganWoods, May 8, 2009.

  1. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    So while I was at the general store yesterday I picked up a few of these really big (and cheap -- $8.50 a piece) plastic flower pots.

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    Today I was trying to figure out what I could use as a quick and easy nest box.

    Tada!
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    The girls have been going in and out of it all afternoon. I've resorted to letting them lay in nest boxes on the ground since as of yet they have shown no desire to lay in the boxes I've got sitting higher up. What can you do. [​IMG]


    And if you are in a pinch for a brooder for a few chicks or baby quail... it works for that too. (Already changed the lightbulb - they aren't huddling over in the corner anymore.)

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    Last edited: May 9, 2009
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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  3. melodylee

    melodylee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow! that's a really good idea
     
  4. shangri-lafarms

    shangri-lafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like your creativity.. very cool [​IMG]
     
  5. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is what I love about BYC. If one thing doesn't work for ya, or you aren't in a position to utilize it, someone else will think of something else!!! GREAT idea!!!!
     
  6. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    GREAT idea!
     
  7. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    Glad that some of you folk found it useful. [​IMG]
     
  8. kycklingmamma

    kycklingmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is really cool and cute. Thanks fo rthe idea.

    Kycklingmamma
     
  9. Javamama

    Javamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love "out of the box" ideas! pun intended [​IMG]
     

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