Laying boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sdm1908, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. sdm1908

    sdm1908 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys, what's an inexpensive way to make laying boxes?

    Also, how do I train them to use the laying box to lay eggs?
     
  2. HanwellChickens

    HanwellChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used milk crates. Found the idea on pinterest and used recycled wood we had around.

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  3. ChickenLover172

    ChickenLover172 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, before i got a new coop with the nesting boxes built intonthe chciken house, our nesting boxes were made of a plastic shelf with a plastic cardboard divider in the middle for privacy:) The chickens loved it and sometimes would sit in it just to be lazy:lol:
     
  4. ChickenLover172

    ChickenLover172 Out Of The Brooder

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    I trained my chickens to use the nesting boxes by putting a fake egg in the boxes
     
  5. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    I used 2 18-gallon Rubbermaid tubs (no lids) and fashioned mine...they love them!
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  6. sdm1908

    sdm1908 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used your idea thanks [​IMG]
     
  7. HanwellChickens

    HanwellChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good. I hope it works out good for you :)
     

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