Ideas needed for roost and nest boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by marypcoleman, May 7, 2017.

  1. marypcoleman

    marypcoleman Out Of The Brooder

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    I just put together a Keter 4 by 6 shed. I will be using it as a coop for three new 18 weekers I am getting in two days. I want them separated from my three other hens for awhile. I am unable to put a roost attached to the wall or nest boxes as the walls are some plastic rubberized material. Any ideas? I will have a decent sized fenced in area for during the day. Only temporary...Any thoughts?
     
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  2. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure about roosts...but I'm always gonna praise the plastic storage bins as nest boxes. They've worked out the best for me so far. Easy to clean, and great for when you have a broody hen. No fighting over nest boxes just lift hers out and replace with another storage tote.
     
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  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Plastic tote nests and a sawhorse type of freestanding roost. Just be sure the base is plenty wide so they can't tip it.
     
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  4. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have photos of your nest boxes?
     

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