Muscovy Nests *PICS*

Bleenie

Wyan-DO's
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Jul 14, 2009
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I just finished these today so wanted to post pics for anyone interested in seeing them. A couple of the girls have already been poking around in them..(yay!)

It was a pain in the butt cutting them & some arent exactly straight but the 2x4's lined up just fine. No floor, just sat them on the ground. They are 22" wide & although they look short, they are plenty tall enough for a hen, especially a nesting one.
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This is the other type of box the girls really like to lay in: 2'Long - 1.5'Tall - 1.5'Wide
(I get about 5-6 eggs a day in a finished box like this)
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bemba

Songster
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Look very cosy....... If I were a girl duck I would be all over those like Oprah on a baked ham LOL (for all those Oprah fans.... no real disrespect intended)
 

Goat_Walker

I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady
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Jul 9, 2008
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Oh wow!! Bleenie those sure are some neat ideas! Ive been wondering how my girls were going to lay when there are ten hens and only 5 nest boxes and one giant box that ive seem six nests in at one time.

What size were those before you cut them?
 

swheat

The Bantam Barn
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Bleenie,
I thought that was the nest design of the the barrel nest you would make/use. I am going to make somes like that also. I used the whole drum for goose nests. Thanks for posting the pic.
 

Bleenie

Wyan-DO's
10 Years
Jul 14, 2009
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I just used a little Jigsaw to cut them. We drilled small holes in the middle and used that as a starting point. They Are just regular rain barrels that we had laying around. 55gal plastic. We also have 2 more but I wanted to wait and see if they liked them first. Theres already a 'nesty' spot in 2 of them but no eggs yet. I just used screws to attach & hold the 2x4's in place.

It's so funny, I set them up in a pen across from thier night pen and when i let them out the girls all run over to the nesting pen now, lol.
 

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