Nest boxes idea that works

columbiacritter

Songster
11 Years
Jun 7, 2008
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The dish pans are great for several reasons.


1. If you have a hen like of mine who likes to kick out most of the straw the bottom is still bouncy enough eggs don't break!
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2. Easily cleaned. One is missing in this pic because someone took a big dump in it and it was out being soaked and scrubbed clean. Most of the time I just shake out the old straw and dust then put them back.

3. Cheap, easily replaced for about $2 a piece.
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4. I can sprinkle a little DE under the dishpans so any mites are fleas are dealt with but the hens aren't sitting directly in it.


Hope this helps someone design their nests.
 

scarter

Songster
11 Years
Aug 22, 2008
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Roberts, WI
This is a great idea. I'm going to use it in our hay. We have two chickens that like to lay in the winter llama hay! We can't get them to lay in their nice nesting boxes that the others lay in.
 

haymil

In the Brooder
11 Years
Aug 11, 2008
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I am building my coop right now and love that idea. Thanks for sharing!! I amsure the dollar store has those as well.
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eep123

In the Brooder
11 Years
Jul 28, 2008
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Thats a really great idea, and so simple. I'm building a coop now too and this is really helpful. Thanks!!
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chicksalot

Songster
11 Years
Sep 20, 2008
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WI
Thanks for sharing your ideas...seeing what others do (and variety IS the spice of life
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Mahonri

Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
May 14, 2008
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North Phoenix
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I have a white rock that has to scratch everything out of the nest and will a wood base, we end up with cracked eggs from her often.
 

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