My nest boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by halo, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I figured since my first chickies are getting upwards of 4 months old that it was probably time to think about making some nest boxes. Only thing I bought was 3 plastic storage units at $1 each. The rest was scrap wood I had in the barn. Just used some 2 x 4's, a piece of broken fence board, and a leftover piece of plywood. The plywood on the top just sets in, I can take it out, its not nailed down. Only thing I have left to do is nail a 2 x 4 for a step up to the nests. No one has investigated them yet, but as least I can stop worrying that someone might start laying.

    Actually I had a dream the other night that I was in the coop, and over in the corner I saw an egg. I started digging thru the shavings, and found hundreds of eggs. I brought buckets in and started filling the buckets, and more eggs kept appearing. I guess that was someone telling me to get those nest boxes done!

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  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks good. The only suggestion I would make is to box in the sides and top to make it a little darker. My hens have always started to lay in the nests that were in the darkest area.

    Matt
     
  3. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I can do that. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  4. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    What a great job of using inexpensive things to make wonderful nest boxes. I love always love to see people who can do things for less money and make it work so well.

    I do agree with Matt though, chickens like darker places for their nest boxes.
     
  5. pixiechic

    pixiechic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love these! Are your chickens laying in them yet?
     

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