Nesting Box Ideas!!! Please!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lkellogg, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. lkellogg

    lkellogg Out Of The Brooder

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    So we are currently constructing a larger coop for our growing flock and I have several ideas for the nesting boxes but my favorite right now is the 5 gallon bucket idea...please post your ideas and some pictures if possible!! please please please give me some input!!! [​IMG] thankyou.
     
  2. lkellogg

    lkellogg Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou that is an awesome thread!!![​IMG] but do you know of any designs for using five gallon buckets??
     
  3. jsawler

    jsawler Out Of The Brooder

    I use milk crates personally. just zip tie em together, add a tied on lip on the front of them......done!
     
  4. FuzzyButtz

    FuzzyButtz Chillin' With My Peeps

    I used Milk Crates up until now - until my favourite chicken got her head stuck and broke her own neck ..
     
  5. cherylmad

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    That is so sad.I feel so bad for you. Thank you for letting us know about the milk crates. We will not be using them.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2013
  6. lkellogg

    lkellogg Out Of The Brooder

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    Ya definantly will not go that route thats very very sad, im just looking for something simple, effective and safe
     
  7. kmollyhughes

    kmollyhughes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We originally wanted to use 5 gallon buckets. We had a shelf across the back wall of the coop to line them up....but some of our girls are big and didn't seem comfortable. So now we have a mix of boxes. A couple buckets, a couple covered litter boxes, open areas to nest. All the girls have a favorite spot.
     
  8. Primo

    Primo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are in the construction phase, why not just add on some external nesting boxes? They are easy to build and don't require much material
     
  9. lkellogg

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    My coop is an A frame design so I dont really want to have to deal with that, it is big enough for us to just walk in and get the eggs, i had external egg boxes on our last coop and it really is not hard but I just dont feel like put it on this go round.
     

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