Nest box location

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickbotfamily, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. chickbotfamily

    chickbotfamily Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 16, 2009
    I need to know if this is a good location for our nest box. I have a kitchen cabinet that I took the door off and placed the nest box inside. Over the cabinet is the Roost. Could this cause issues? The roost is sent back a good 8-10 from the edge. Also does the nest need to be off the ground. Here are some pic.


    The Roost and nest box


    Close up
  2. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Looks good to me! [​IMG]
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Me too, the nest box is sheltered and it's easy to scrape down the roost area- you'll get all of the night manure before it ever hits the floor...
  4. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    My Coop
    looks good to me too.
  5. dacdeihl

    dacdeihl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2009
    NorthEast, In
    looks good
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Okay, now I can't tell as much as what I'd like from the photo, but based on what I'm seeing, I'll disagree with LynneP about being easy to scrape (but I may be looking at it wrong). Is the roost the 2 x 4 at the very tip top of the upper photo??? What is the ledge looking thing I'm seeing, that kind of looks like a narrow strip of counter top?? Is that counter thing wide enough to catch all of the poop??? I was thinking that if you put a slanted sheet of something in that area under the roost (on top of the cabinet w/slant forward) then it would catch the poop (easy to scrape), but because it's slanted, would discourage a chicken from landing/standing on it... Cool use of an old cabinet! And is the drawer a working one?? Storage of small items!!!

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