Nesting Box ideas?

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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I bought a covered litter box especially for the chickens. The hens love it and use it more than any of their other nestboxes.
ETA: Egg cartons can be purchased from eggcartons.com or do what I did. Ask friends and co-workers to save theirs for you. I'm overloaded with cartons now.
 
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gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
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SW Arkansas
Coopedup:p :

haha, thats cool. well i will try that litter box thing. haha.

They seem to prefer it because it's enclosed and darker inside. They like a dark secluded place to lay.​
 

Imp

All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle
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Sep 7, 2008
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My Coop
My Coop
5 gallon buckets on their side.
The cheapest eggs cartons for me are free ones from friends or buying them at the feedstore.

Imp
 

fordmommy

Dancing With My Chickens
10 Years
Jul 16, 2009
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I use these. The can stack. But I put them side by side. I have 4 for 13 hens, but they only use 2.



Ps. I got them at Lowe's for less than $8.00. each.

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Hillbilly Hen

Crowing
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Apr 11, 2009
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I had 2 of the large size litter boxes but my cat got too big for them. [ended up using a very large rubbermaid tote for the litterbox] I wish I had read about using the litter boxes for nesting boxes before we built some.
 

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