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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Angiebubs, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Songster

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    Which do you prefer?
    Metal nest boxes
    Plastic nest boxes
    Wood nest boxes
    or..?


    And why?
     

  2. MarinMama

    MarinMama Songster

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    I have wood built nest boxes with plastic bins in them to make clean up easier...got the bins for $1.

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  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

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    Wood. Free if you make your own. We turned this nightstand into a nifty 3 box nestbox. They use the middle two spots the most.

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  4. branston

    branston Chirping

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    I had 6 wooden boxes, scattered around the coop at various heights but not one hen laid in them? I read about the plastic ones at fowlstuff.com, got two and they now take turns on laying in them! They're great and a lot more hygenic
     

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