Need an easy way to make nest boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by K-Chick, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. K-Chick

    K-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting more hens and I need a few for nests. Any easy ideas out there for me?
     
  2. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Made this in less than a day..

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  3. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    What about those Milk crates? The plastic ones? they make good nest boxes w/ hay in them and you can take them out to clean.
     
  4. chick'n'run

    chick'n'run Out Of The Brooder

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    i like that idea. i think you could probably get milk crates from any grocery store?
     
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  5. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you use milk crates you would want a ledge across the front to keep the eggs from rolling out. I have the 5 gallon bucket nests and they refuse to use them. [​IMG]
     
  6. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
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    We used old kitchen drawers i found for free on the side of the road.

    If you have a transfer station try looking there for something similar, or try the free section on craigslist.
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:ooh nice! good job! [​IMG]
     
  8. Big Chicken Little

    Big Chicken Little Chillin' With My Peeps

    chick'n'run :

    i like that idea. i think you could probably get milk crates from any grocery store?

    That would be stealing. You can buy them at many office supply stores​
     
  9. chick'n'run

    chick'n'run Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:That would be stealing. You can buy them at many office supply stores

    i meant buy, or ask if they had any they would give away...thats what i meant. i'm not a bad person!
     
  10. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use 5 gallon buckets but my hens don't really like them. I had 4 in the coop and they only used 1 and layed the rest of the eggs in a corner. [​IMG]
     

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