Nesting Box: Can I use a repurposed drawer?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LN2008, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. LN2008

    LN2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I'm about to start my coop (the girls are in an improvised tractor) and I am trying to use as much repurposed lumber as possible. The Habitat for Humanity Restore has some deep drawers for sale and I thought I might be able to take off one end, make it chicken safe (sand down any rough/sharp points) and use it as a nesting box. Has anyone here ever tried this?? Is it a good/bad idea?

    Thanks!
     
  2. loadsofeggs

    loadsofeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe that would work [​IMG]
     
  3. Keltara

    Keltara Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use Walmart kitty litter boxes. They are only a few bucks and I like how they are lightweight and very easy to clean.
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  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    A dresser drawer is fine. Not sure why you would need to take an end off, but that would be fine, too. Some people have community nests that a few chickens share. All my nests are repurposed containers of various sorts.
     
  5. CandiceN

    CandiceN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our first nest boxes were made using drawers from an old nightstand. My hubby insisted on building "real" boxes when the chickens actually started laying, but honestly I think the drawer would have been perfectly fine!
     

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