Metal nest box bottoms

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Wendyba29, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Wendyba29

    Wendyba29 Out Of The Brooder

    I have two sets of12 hole nest boxes that a neighbor got from the flea market for $25 each! They only came with 12 metal bottoms, what can I use for bottoms for the other 12? Does anyone know where I can order more of the metal ones?
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:If you can post a picture, that will give us a better Idea,


  3. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    Cutler Pheanant and poultry Supply has nest bottems, but you can make them out thin ply-wood ,that's what I did. I was given a15 hole nest box and the floors where shot.
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
  5. Wendyba29

    Wendyba29 Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks for the great ideas!!
  6. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    I bought some metal nest boxes at an auction. They have vinyl coated wire bottoms. Some were bent and in bad shape. I just used the green vinyl coated fencing to make more. Used one of the bottoms for a pattern. Seems safer than using the metal pieces.....
    Also if you are placing the nest boxes on the floor in barn you will not need any bottoms for the lower row. The floor will take care of that.
  7. Wendyba29

    Wendyba29 Out Of The Brooder

    I did have them sitting on the floor but the mice were running rampant!! So we had to hang them.

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