Need to add a couple of laying boxes to my coop--help! Portland, Or.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Judee, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Judee

    Judee Out Of The Brooder

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    I still don't navigate this site well, but thought I'd post this here and see....

    I'm happy with my coop but need 2 more laying boxes. I'm looking for someone with carpentry skills who would actually want to do this.
    I have pics of the coop and the existing boxes, for reference. I'm in NE PDX. Know anyone? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Craigslist.
     
  3. Judee

    Judee Out Of The Brooder

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    Craigslist hasn't been helpful. That's why I'm asking here...
     
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  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    A quick fix would be cat litter boxes.
     
  5. Judee

    Judee Out Of The Brooder

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    would like the boxes built right in.[​IMG]
     
  6. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    These may be another option.
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  7. Judee

    Judee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Hokum, I'll keep those in mind if I can't find someone to build for me.
     
  8. flyin-lowe

    flyin-lowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just for my own curiosity how many hens do you have and how many nest boxes do you have? I am a total newbie but from the research I have been doing it seems most coops have more nesting boxes then they need. The learning center above has a section on nest boxes and I think it recommends three for up to 12 hens. From what I have read most people have hens that only use a couple of the nest boxes and a big majority of them are unused. I know nothing about your set up I am just trying to learn.
     
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