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How did you make your nesting box?createful?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by pikachuchick, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. pikachuchick

    pikachuchick Out Of The Brooder

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    It would be pretty to have a built in one but I want to use or make something like recycle it and make it into a nesting box for chickens . What are some createful ways you all have made onto nesting boxes pictures would be awesome
     
  2. yelnad

    yelnad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't done it yet, but I plan to use rectangle plastic cat litter containers.
     
  3. Nikon

    Nikon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
    This is ours that we just completed today. [​IMG]


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  4. pikachuchick

    pikachuchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Sweet!
     
  5. cntrywmnkw

    cntrywmnkw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My DBF & I used 5 gallon buckets, just cut 2/3 of the lid off, leaving about a 3" lip, turned them on their side & lined with straw, My girls seem to like them.
     
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    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are just rubbermade type totes. Half filled with shavings (so it's not TOO deep) and topped with hay. The 'nest' is about halfway down. Tucked into a corner, under the poop shelf. The girls seem to like it and there's enough room for 2 if necessary.
     
  7. colburg

    colburg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the 5 gallon buckets with a plastic nest pad. Ours is a roll away design. The nest pads have been in for about 1 month and don't need cleaning yet. Just make sure that the eggs roll far enough away from the hole in the bucket. If the eggs stack up within reach of curious chickens, then they can peck the eggs.[​IMG]
     
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    Clever!
     
  9. blackswamp

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    Nikon
    What size coop do you have there?
     
  10. Nikon

    Nikon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
    We have a 4' x4' coop based loosely off the Purina Mills plan that says the max occupancy is 8 hens.
     

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