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Nest box Question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jeanieameraucana, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Jeanieameraucana

    Jeanieameraucana In the Brooder

    Feb 11, 2011
    Has anyone ever used those light weight wooden tangerine
    boxes for a nest box? My husband eats a lot of tangerines
    during the winter and I would like to recycle them.

  2. Paraclete

    Paraclete In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2011
    I've read about people using those plastic milk crates for nesting boxes quite often so I assume if they're the same size they should work, might need to modify them a little to make sure eggs to slip through gaps or something.
  3. hennyannie

    hennyannie Songster

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    The boxes that I get seem to be too small for a reg size hen, but if you think yours are big enough I dont see why not. My cousin has in a pinch used plastic milk crates. I am guessing those crates are 12"x12" maybe bigger. she lays them on their side and adds bedding.
  4. purelypoultry

    purelypoultry Songster

    Aug 2, 2008
    Fremont, Wisconsin
    As long as it's big enough for the hens to get in, turn around in comfortably, and it doesn't have any sharp edges or such, it should be fine.

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