Nest Box Changes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by diverdale, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. diverdale

    diverdale Chirping

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    Finishing up the super coop...ran into an issue with the nest box roof. I didn't take into account the trim/door when I put the roof on. It was fine but I didn't like it. nest_box_before.jpg

    So....I tore it all off and added some 2x4s on the sides as well as a 1x4 behind the front 2x4 to bring it out a little more. Also like the shingles a little better on the revamped version. There will be some trim on the sides.

    nets_box_after.jpg

    We had a LOT of rain on Saturday and the little coop had some standing water in the run. We move them into the super coop for the day while we addressed the drainage and dried out the little coop. Just a few more little bits to finish up and they will be in here full time!

    Dale
     
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  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    :welcome :frow Your new coop looks good. Enjoy your flock. Good luck and have fun...
     
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  3. diverdale

    diverdale Chirping

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    Thanks! I plan on doing a full write up on it at some point. It's been quite the project.
     
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  4. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Chicken Picken

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    That's a good looking coop , the changes on the nest box do look better .
     
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  5. diverdale

    diverdale Chirping

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    Thanks...it was a minor cosmetic issue but it was really bugging me ... lol. Fortunately, I had all the materials needed to redo it without a trip to the store. I double layered the roof plywood and used 7/8" roofing nails. Doubling up kept he nails from poking into the nesting box. Don't want the girls bumping their little heads ...
     
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  6. townchicks

    townchicks Free Ranging

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    Nice looking coop. I like your changes better, too.
     
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  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have several coops and all are different.
     

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