Nest box plans, pictures, drawings or anything

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FF, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. Does anyone have any quick nest box plans or drawings or even pictures for about 25-30 layers? If you just post a picture of ones you all have made or even a drawing you have will be perfectly fine. If you don't mind I will use your plans for myself and chickens. Thank you
     
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    You only need 1 nestbox per 4-5 hens. I only have pictures of my first 4,I added 3 more but there rarely used(and yes their is cats in 3 of them and a WL in the 4th):
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  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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  4. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
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    I use old milk crates that I got for free from the in laws. I do not reccomend using cardboard boxes, I tried that and the little buggers ate it! You can also use a 5 gal bucket that you anchor onto the wall.
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Covered cat litter boxes are great - they're plastic and clean easily. Nice privacy for the hens.
     
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  6. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi There! Here's are some pics of my barn and my tractors. My barn does have "nesting boxes" my tractors just have one big box that is for eating sleeping and laying. In the barn they mostly prefer to lay eggs on the shelf that wraps around the inside of the barn? They roost on one section of the "shelf" that's where I've put the laminate stick tiles down for easy clean up and the rest of the shelf is covered with hay which is where they like to lay. Go Figure? Blessings,Keri

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  7. catdaddy66

    catdaddy66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan on using 7 5-gallon buckets for my 25 birds in a design similar to this minus the top 3 buckets:

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    I like this 'cause I have a lot of them around my house!
     
  8. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone. Sorry for not getting back. I have been on here but have completely forgot about this here post. Again I am sorry. Thank you all so much for the pictures. I truthfully don't know which one to choose. I have seen alot of good ideas but I don't know which one. I like the tractor, and the nests that opa and cat critters made because they look nice and easy to build. i like the tractor nests too. I also really really like the 5 gallon buckets. I hvae a bunch of them round here too. Smart idea. I truthfully don't know which one to make. well hopefully by tomorrow when I come home, I will have made a decision. I sure do thank you all for your nice and kind help. You just put too many good ideas out though:lau I just joking. Thank you and have a good night!
     

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