I built nesting boxes all by myself!!! *PICS*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gumpsgirl, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I felt bad for always having a honey-do list a mile long and the nesting boxes were on that list, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and build them myself! I have never built anything on my own before and have always been mortified at the thought of using a power saw (I know! I'm a huge chicken when it comes to power tools [​IMG] ). I guess this is why I'm so very proud of my accomplishment here! I looked at a lot of different pics here on BYC and thought about what I wanted for a few days. I then went to my sisters (her DH is a contractor) and picked up some scrap lumber yesterday morning. When my boys and my DH left yesterday afternoon to go golfing, I went to work! I measured, marked, and cut the wood with some assistance from my 10 year-old son. After 3 hours of work (and just two mistakes), I had them built and hung up in the coop, much to my DH's surprise! Here's my nesting boxes. [​IMG]
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  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Looks like you did an awesome job to me!!!!!
     
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    HEY! That's certainly something to be proud of! You did a good job.

    I'd put a coat of something on it though. OSB board warps and comes apart very easily if it is exposed to the elements, or chickens. A layer or paint or something will seal it up nicely.
     
  4. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    great job:)
     
  5. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    Very Impressive! You are inspiring others who are "chicken" to build too!

    Great Job!
     
  6. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I've been asking my DH to make me some for 3 weeks and he's doesn't have a honey-do list, now that I look at yours I think I will try it.

    Do you mind if I print out your picture and make some like yours?
     
  7. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    LOL I am still to " chicken " [​IMG]

    to try and attempt that . I guess thats why we have 8 of these and they work great .


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  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thank you everyone! I know I shouldn't be prideful, but I will admit that I am proud of myself! LOL! I don't even know if mortified truly explains how I've felt about power tools. I have truly been scared to death of them! Silly, I know, but it's true. So for all of you chickens out there, you can overcome the fear of building. There is hope! [​IMG]

    ginbart - Go right ahead! I don't have one problem with it. [​IMG]

    PouletsDeCajun - I most definitely will put some paint or something on them then. I used plywood for the bottom and back, I just couldn't find enough for the sides and top so that's why I used the OSB for those. I was being a cheap-skate and only using free scrap lumber! [​IMG]

    cajunlizz - There is nothing wrong with milk crates! That's what I initially was going to use until my kids took over the milk crates that were brought home. [​IMG]
     
  9. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Nothing wrong with that!! LOL How do you think 3/4 of my coops came about! I'm always looking for scrap lumber...
     
  10. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:You have all the right to be proud of what you accomplished .

    I need to ask tho , what did your kids use those milk crates for ? LOL
     

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