Nest box location

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

  1. chickbotfamily

    chickbotfamily Out Of The Brooder

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    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.

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    The Roost and nest box

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    Close up
     
  2. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
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    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

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    looks good to me too.
     
  5. dacdeihl

    dacdeihl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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