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Nest boxes idea that works

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by columbiacritter, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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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![​IMG][​IMG]

    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. [​IMG]

    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.
     
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a great Idea,Thank you for sharing it.
    Omran
     
  3. wishin4chicken

    wishin4chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been thinking about something like that. Nice to see how you put it all together and, it works! [​IMG]

    Michele
     
  4. scarter

    scarter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  5. haymil

    haymil Out Of The Brooder

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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. [​IMG]
     
  6. eep123

    eep123 Out Of The Brooder

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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!! [​IMG]
     
  7. chicksalot

    chicksalot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for sharing your ideas...seeing what others do (and variety IS the spice of life [​IMG] ), helps the rest of us figure out what will work best in our situations [​IMG] .
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I saw in another thread where some one used dishpans as nests. I love the idea. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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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.
     
  10. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I'm using some $1.00 cat litter pans from the Family Dollar store.
     

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