Nesting Box ideas?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Coopedup:p, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Coopedup:p

    Coopedup:p Chillin' With My Peeps

    anyone have any nesting box ideas? oh and where can i find some egg cartons? ha
     
  2. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    I have heard of using covered cat litter boxes.
     
  3. Coopedup:p

    Coopedup:p Chillin' With My Peeps

    haha. i only got one and my cat would be mad if i used it for the chickens. :p
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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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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  5. Coopedup:p

    Coopedup:p Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    shanonspeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    My friends have saved up their cartons too! We've got plenty now!
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    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.​
     
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    5 gallon buckets on their side.
    The cheapest eggs cartons for me are free ones from friends or buying them at the feedstore.

    Imp
     
  9. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

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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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  10. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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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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