homeade nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bamachicks8, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. bamachicks8

    bamachicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm trying to get ideas for nesting boxes I don't think we will have any left over Wood when building the coop what did yall use
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    You might incorporate something along this line maybe with a five gallon pail.

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  3. handyman42

    handyman42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens lay in old milk crates. I just cut a piece of a used feed sack (Mine are paper sacks but plastic would be just as good if not better) and lay the piece in the bottom of the crate and put straw in on top of that. You could even put them on their sides and put a 1 X 6 on the from. Either way it's a cheap or free nest box. Just a thought.
     
  4. Hokum Coco

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  5. I did that and it worked great. I built a frame with a ledger board slightly higher in front than rear one and dropped the buckets In then mounted a front board to keep shavings In. Mine had a walk board in front with ramp but all you need is a roost bar in front so they can hop up to and get in Buckets. I loved it but it was not any cheaper than building Boxes or a frame for milk crates which would be at least as easy
     
  6. handyman42

    handyman42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a nice set up there. I'm working on my new breeding coop/run combo and am looking everywhere for ideas so thanks. I'm actually gonna go with community nesting boxes in those though just for ease of gathering and my hens only use 2 out of the 6 nests I have anyway. so can't beat em, might as well join em huh?
     

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