Nestbox set up...metal,wooden or other? Pics of yours please?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenlickin8, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Valrico, Florida
    My Coop
    Hi everyone,

    I have my metal nest boxes set up, hanging on a wall at the back of the coop, a few inches off the ground. I have a white ceramic egg in each one. I want my young girls to use the boxes but they don't seem interested so far. Does it matter that I am using sheet metal boxes with a perch attached? Here's a pic of mine...

  2. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    Looks good!

    Here is mine:

  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I don't have pictures, but here's what I have in my 4 coops.

    1. The Playhouse has a 10 hole metal nesting unit with perches similar to yours

    2. The Banty barn has a 18" x 3.6' long wooden box added on to the back of the barn. Just one long open box

    3. The Ghetto just has an old wooden kitchen drawer with shavings and shredded paper

    4. The Garden Coop has a wicker basket wired to a concrete block so it won't turn over when they get in and out

    All of the layers use whatever nest they have in their coops. If your girls are not interested then I assume they are not quite old enough to lay. Once they are they will begin investigating on their own. No need to worry. [​IMG]
  4. DDRanch

    DDRanch Songster

    Feb 15, 2008
    Your set up looks good and your girls are beautiful. I put more straw in my boxes as they seem to fuss arund to make sure it is "just so" before they lay and a couple of inches of material cushions the eggs that have been laid.

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