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My Frugal and Recyclable Nesting Boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by flgardengirl, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    Here are some of my frugal nest boxes. I get them from Sam's Club or other stores that let you take boxes or cardboard. Make sure to ask at your local store to make sure it okay first. I do have several coops and permanent nest boxes that dh built for my girls but I use these in case I need extras like for the free rangers who insist on laying on the patio or under the boat etc. lol.
    I also use them for my broody hutches and for mommas that are growing out chicks in the broody pens. The good thing about these frugal nest boxes is that once they are dirty, I recycle them by putting them into the compost bins or for mulch/weed barriers in the garden. The girls really seem to like them. When I first got them, all the free ranging girls would fight over them like they were a new toy lol.

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    Last edited: Apr 22, 2012
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] (uncooked chicken wings)

    i showed my husband.. he said "that's just so wrong"... and was laughing the whole time


    glad your girls can't read!... but seriously.. I love the idea!
     
  3. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha. Yeah I live in the South sooo lots of empty chicken wing boxes etc on the weekends LOL! I guess you could take off the paper labels and decorate them any way you wanted since they are white boxes. They would probably look pretty neat decorated.
     
  4. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wrong on so many levels, it could be one of their relatives![​IMG]
     
  5. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    my avatar fits in perfectly here...

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  6. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's f*&%#%g awesome![​IMG]
     
  7. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You flgardengirl, you made my evening! [​IMG]

    I need a couple more nest boxes, have 4, but there is still a line & a lot of squawking & fussin when they can't get into the nest box they want.
     
  8. marlo1968

    marlo1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG....that's too much...thanks for the laugh and the idea!! [​IMG]
     
  9. mariataylor1260

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    that is great had a good laugh!
     
  10. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Thats just too funney....

    I just scored about three similar to these from Sprouts Grocery here in town. The beauty of them is they are corrugated plastic and can be scrubbed with soap and water. You can cut them with scissors too if you need to modify them. And they can be broken down flat if you need to store them for any reason.

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