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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Viksceeks, Jul 21, 2019.
That is adorable! Well done! Girl power indeed!!!
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 So the eggs are being laid wherever. Going to provide another nest box this weekend.
Hot carpenter bee-on-wood Action!
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!!
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.
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 !!
Calf hutch mounted on a 2x6 base. Windows covered with hardware cloth.
I always wondered how those would work out. Very neat!