Nest boxes ?????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shangri-lafarms, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. shangri-lafarms

    shangri-lafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have plastic crates so far that I will use when the hens lay but how should I have them ???

    Here's a pic of how they are set up should I keep them this way or turn them??

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  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    which ever way you want - but screw a piece of wood across the bottom of each to keep the bedding in - they'll scratch it all out in a heart beat...

    Something like this:

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  3. shangri-lafarms

    shangri-lafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey That's a good one, i have alot of empty plastic containers too, they are by far easier to remove and clean, yeah I need to put something in front of the nest boxes, this weekend. Thanks for your advice
     
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure they are secure, so that they don't tip or move when the hens are jumping in and out of them.

    Take the waterer off the top of the nest box.
     
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  5. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a couple of old milk crates too but mine are upright. I have had no problems at all with this. I was afraid to put them on thire side for fear the eggs would roll out and now I see how easy it would have been to fix that problem. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
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  6. shangri-lafarms

    shangri-lafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah, I took that pictue last night, and I moved the waterer today, I don't want them to hop on it and start roosting atop of it...I think I may just remove them until i upgrade them and everything...
     

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