Ideas for nest boxes, recycled materials, etc

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cupman, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. cupman

    cupman Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    So I have a bunch of junk around my property and I built my coop about 80% out of recycled materials and I kind of like the thought of that. I kind of made some mistakes, I built my coop before I even bought chicks, sometimes I get ahead of myself. Well, since that time I have read a book and this helpful forum and I realize I designed my nesting boxes all wrong. I originally built one little nesting box for each chicken but I now understand that is unnecessary. Anyways, I was just looking for some suggestions, things like milk crates or whatever that may have been converted into a nesting box. I see so much creativity on the coop/run board that makes me envious. I am not half as creative as a lot of you people. Well any suggestions would be great, thanks.
  2. darkmatter

    darkmatter Songster

    Jul 10, 2009
    Quote:"If you don't have anything, use anything"

    I used scrap wood to build a 8 nest cluster. Others on this forum have used anything from 5 gal buckets, kitty litter buckets, milk carton crates, and just about anything that forms a cubby-hole.
  3. GARYZZ1

    GARYZZ1 In the Brooder

    May 15, 2011
    I used 2 old dresser`s,gutted them and rebuilt 4 bxs. in each with the drawers and they also roost on top.

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