Home-made roll out nest boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Joeschooks, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    C91B2C73-A83C-4AC2-A34F-442EF9F1F6F3.jpeg FE60E031-FA57-445B-A4AA-F562B0AAEB17.jpeg 391A800D-08A8-4BA5-9484-86D71785A222.jpeg 9E891647-2454-46DF-9FE4-6A9E99D97E2C.jpeg 3D3D2EC9-A528-4006-9047-C320672E812C.jpeg I’ve just finished my latest project; roll-out nest boxes. Hopefully no more dirty eggs. What do you all think?

    I’ve made these out of 12mm ply and cost me about £35 all in and about 3hrs of my time. The sloping trays can be removed or flipped over in the event I get a broody. I lined the boxes with offcuts of artificial grass. Just gotta wait until my new (much bigger) coop arrives before I can try them out :rolleyes: They’ve got approval from the cat!
     
  2. AlleysChicks

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    Love it! I need one of these for my big coop.
     
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  3. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    FBCD66FD-D502-47FF-BAE8-AF5D8117060A.jpeg Let’s hope the girls love them as much as the cat! He’s been in there ages, im wondering if he’s gone broody :lau
     
  4. AlleysChicks

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    Give him eggs lol he may be a good mama :lau
     
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  5. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

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    Brilliant! Great job. I have lots of projects that could use your carpentry skills. I just finished my chicks 'growing on' brooder, 3 ft x 6ft, 3/4 inch plywood with hardwire cloth and front opening gate thingy but I am TERRIFIED of the circular saw and the hubby was away so all the wood was cut with a jig saw....... you can imagine how straight the cuts are cant you!:rolleyes:
     
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  6. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Thank you. I love carpentry. And chickens. Those two hobbies go very well together; I’m always building new runs and coops lol!
     
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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Me too!
    I can't imagine doing the latter without the former.
     
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  8. Rocky Rhodes

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    That is awesome.:D I love that design. You are truly talented. Your cat looks just like mine. Mine is a female with a 1/4 length tail. So have you started building the cat bed yet?:lol:
     
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    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Thank you. He is a British Blue. Are they called British Blues in USA too? I made his bed a couple of years ago from white oak and pine... he spends hours asleep on the top shelf, much to my surprise! But my OH tells me I need to make the cat another toy as the cat will feel left out! (It’s meant to have a hammock on the dowels at the top but I’m not too good at sewing and never got round to it :gig) 95D370FE-52CB-48E6-AEBE-7325B74FA66C.jpeg
     
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    We found her in an overcrowded cage in a pet shop, someone had left them in a box outside the pet shop overnight. A surprise for the owner who was giving them away. She is the most affectionate cat, and loves attention.
     

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