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Nesting box questions...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ears73, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. ears73

    ears73 Songster

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    Hiya folks.

    Any notes on nesting boxes? I was just told that they get pretty messy inside and if we are using wood, make them removable and paint the insides for easier cleaning.

    I have also heard that the plastic bucket or milk crate ones could work as well - but what has been your experience with what is easy to clean or not?? Any trouble shooting tips?

    Thanks a bunch!!!


    p.s. I will ask in the egg layers section as well.
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    What does "any trouble shooting tips" mean? Sorry.....

    I put some plastic astro-turf type stuff in the bottoms of my nest boxes, and I absolutely love that stuff. You can just hose it off if it gets dirty, and I hang it on the laundry line to drip dry. I also put lots of shavings on top. And, I NEVER have a dirty egg.
     
  3. Bird Hearder

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    Our chickens have been laying now for around 3 weeks. and we have Not had Poop 1 in the nest box's yet. about all we get are a few stray feathers.
    We cleaned out the nest boxes once they started to actually roost because they slept on the top of the boxes.
     
  4. ears73

    ears73 Songster

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    Thanks Wynette! Great idea! I am very new to chickens and want to keep the coop as clean and simple to maintain as possible. Cool idea!
     

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