Nest Boxes? And Pictures.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ndemerly, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. ndemerly

    ndemerly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in the process of building another coop. I haven't framed the wall where I want the nest boxes to go yet. I'm thinking of framing it into the wall, a 12x12x12 nestbox 3 wide, so that only 8 inches extend into the coop. I was hoping to see photos of your current set up, whatever it may be. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    My Coop
    Here's mine in my new coop. Mary (the Warden) was going to get rid of it, so I snatched it up! I propped it up on spare chunks of 2X6 to elevate it so poopy shavings wouldn't be kicked in the nest. It's working great!
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  3. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Northern Indiana
    Here's mine built into the wall...

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  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I built these boxes from barn wood from a friend. [​IMG]
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have nest boxes in all the coops, but my favorite is the rear rollout nest box in the coop I built.
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    From the inside, before it was complete with perch:
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    and all done
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    Last edited: Dec 2, 2010
  6. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    heres my 3 nest boxes. the roost is on the top and their is linoleum on top of the boxes to catch the poop. I also have linoleum in the nest boxes for easy cleaning
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  7. KaylaBird

    KaylaBird Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are the nesting boxes my dad and I built from a $2 scrap board of quarter inch plywood.
    Its 12x24x12 with a 2" rise so the lid can attach on a slant and be opened for egg collection. We plan on attaching it to side of the coop so we don't have to bend down into our very short coop and run to collect the eggs everyday.
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  8. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    My main ones (yes there is cats in 3 of them):
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    the newer rarely used ones:
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  9. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
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