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Metal vs. wood nest boxes, which is best?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by angelseternity, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. angelseternity

    angelseternity Out Of The Brooder

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    I am building my coop right now. Looking through all of my options for nest boxes and it seems like most are metal or wood.

    Which do you think is better? And Why?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Either will work, but I personally prefer wood nest boxes as the temperature of the wood is less affected by rapid changes in coop temperature than the metal is. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2016
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. angelseternity

    angelseternity Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcome and info!

    I'm still exploring this site, there's so much good stuff here!!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  6. DavidLedesma132

    DavidLedesma132 New Egg

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    Wood would be better than metal because you are most likely going to crack an egg with a metal box.
    I know my profile picture dos not look good.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    There are also plastic nest boxes and some folks like to use the hooded cat litter boxes - gives the hen privacy, which is what they like.
     
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. X2 on Michael OShay's post.
     
  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. My nest boxes are rudimentary at best - large plastic basins / tubs - my girls don't seem to mind [​IMG]

    All the best
    CT
     
  10. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]





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    This hen likes wooden boxes but I have another who likes to put her eggs in the sand and another who found a fish aquarium I really leave it up to the lad's to choose but the big thing is to provide a comfortable quiet place ....
     

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