Has anyone bought the nest box on ebay that opens from the back?

hcppam

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Hi has any one bought the ready made nest box that open from the back not the top? Building a coop by my lonesome and thought these would be great (less work) but worried about the size I have 3 heavy breed girls out of my 5 and the 11 3/4 width is it a worry for them? I like the way it open so the snow doesn't fall in. What do you all think, here is the link.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Chicken-Nest-Box-Outside-Mount-2-Hole-NEW_W0QQitemZ160585984832QQcmdZViewItem
 

karlamaria

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there nice looking, but not for my neck of the woods, there made thin, mine are so insulated its silly LOL, I would love these if I did not live in a cold climate half a year or more lol
 

Huskeriowa

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Hi,

The product says it is 20 or so inches high. I think they are talking about the exterior of the nest? I would personally ask them about the interior dimensions.

Additionally it says that each accommodates 8 hens? If they mean that each nest is good for 4 hens and there are two nests so that equals eight hens then i understand. If they are meaning that each nest will handle eight layers I doubt it.

It may be a great product, I would just ask questions.


Good luck
 
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hcppam

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Thanks I have asked a few, he sells a single too. I guess the big question is will a buff orpington fix OK?
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winters are lows are usual around 30- 27, very rarely like this year down to 5 for a few days. new to this not sure what to do.
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Bev in Nevada

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I have two of the two nest box's on my 12x12 shed turned into hen house. My Rhode Island Reds and Barred Rocks fit just fine.
 

hcppam

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Apr 30, 2011
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Oh thanks SOOOooooo Much! SO you like them? I am a couple of months away form worrying about installing them, as my girls are still young but that takes a load off my mind have a great day.
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