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Good idea for nest box, I made one, just thought I should share this

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Break an Egg, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14UKPGvd9pE


    It's
    made out of some wood and som buckets, I built one all by myself, and I'm not handy at all. I made my buckets only 6 in off the ground and the whole thing is about 22 inches high.

    When it's light out, I'll get some pics and post them so you can see it is really easy, I've never built anything, and mine is sturdy and not as crooked as I thought it would be lol

    Now to get them to lay in it!
     

  2. Jajika

    Jajika Songster

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    Sounds very clever to me. Can't wait to see them. Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Songster

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    Great Idea, Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. pawprint2104

    pawprint2104 Chirping

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    I luv it. It's simple, uses readily available supplies, easy to clean, and is water proof! Thanks for sharing [​IMG]
     
  5. Very cool.

    Question though, klutz that I am I can see disaster striking if I tried drilling that screw into the back of the bucket... think, with the frame, that the bucket would stay put with just the one in the front?
     
  6. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

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    Quote:I put 2 in the front and 2 in the back. I screwed them in at an angle and not all the way down. I learned the hard way that if you screw it straight down the screw head part would sink right through the bucket and into the wood. I also changed the design and raised the 1x4's to where they would be around the top of the buckets, and I think this way that if the screws did pop through the plastic, there wouldn't be much wiggle room for those buckets to fall off the frame.

    My hens totally checked them out today, but one was still content to lay under the kids wagon.
     

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