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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BrokeFarmerJohn, Mar 9, 2016.
Made from materials a buddy brought over from left over stuff on a constucture site. Boxes are 13" tall, about 12" wide and 16" deep I believe, just to accomedate the plastic containers which are awsome for collecting eggs and cleaning the nesting boxes out, saw that idea when I did a Google search one day for nesting box ideas.
Nice! I like the idea of using containers in the nesting boxes.
This is a lovely idea. I did something similar when I used to keep button quail. I built a wooden cabinet-style shelter with different shelves for different pairs of quail, and then stuck disposable aluminum foil pans that I bought at the dollar store inside of them to use as a liner for the shelves. They were easy to take out and clean and if they ever got too icky from spilled water or anything, I would just change out the pan for a new one. We're building a new chicken coop now and I'm considering this for the nest boxes, but I'm concerned about whether or not the chickens will be as excited for them as I might be. Oh well, I guess if they don't like the containers, you can always take them out!
The EE's use the boxes well, my Australorps don't, they lay on the ground, I will see if the little ladder helps with that. I'm two containers short so maybe I will just add bedding and see if there anymore popular.
Well do let us know the results if you try it! I'll have EE and wyandottes in the new coop, so I'm glad the know the EE don't seem to mind.
Whoaaaa!!! How many chickens do you have?!
WOW! Great job fine workmanship. You got enough nest boxes for over 100 hens.
Yes indeed, how many chickens? I love the idea of those totes in the wooden boxes!