Let's see repurposed coops/nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Viksceeks, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Aunt Angus

    Aunt Angus Crowing

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    That is adorable! Well done! Girl power indeed!!!
     
  2. workindog

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  3. MaryJanet

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    It's a wicker bicycle basket :) with the lid held open by cable ties around the roost. Unfortunately it's got a few poops in it because my boss hen keeps forcing my timid hen to sleep in it :idunno So the eggs are being laid wherever. Going to provide another nest box this weekend.
     
  4. ChemicalchiCkns

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    Hot carpenter bee-on-wood Action!
     
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  5. Viksceeks

    Viksceeks Chirping

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    I'm in love with all of these ideas. It's like chicken pinterest lol. It really makes me want to build a new coop!!
     
  6. Karen Glatz

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    My best nest boxes are three wooden drawers that I got for $2 each from my recycle store. They are plopped on a sheet of plywood and tilted a bit by having the drawer front on top of the plywood base. The drawer fronts are thick enough for a quick perch as they enter. I have a kind of a tent with a shredded front made of a piece of canvas tarp. Add some shavings. The girls seem to like it. It's dim, airy and roomy. The drawers are big enough for two - some girls like to share, easy to clean, cheap as dirt and they didn't wind up in the landfill.
     

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  7. rehdancer

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    I have a large supply of 5-gal buckets. DH cut them in half top to bottom and I use them for nesting boxes. Easy to empty and clean, in theory. They are too young to use them yet !!
     
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  8. horsekeeper

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    Calf hutch mounted on a 2x6 base. Windows covered with hardware cloth.
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  9. horsekeeper

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  10. 21hens-incharge

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    I always wondered how those would work out. Very neat!
     
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