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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ch1ckChick, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Ch1ckChick

    Ch1ckChick Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens are very picky about nesting boxes and they use their baby chicken coop and I am going to need it soon. My chickens like their nesting boxes to have roofs. I don't want to buy a nesting box because me and my dad make them. I can't use cardboard boxes because they aren't strong enough. What could I use?
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A you could go to my profile and I just started a thread about nesting boxes you could get some ideas and make some hope this helps
     
  3. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens like the bucket boxes. [​IMG]
     
  4. Ch1ckChick

    Ch1ckChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll try the chicken bucket and I'll look on your profile
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like that bucket box I think I will try that my self
     
  6. Ch1ckChick

    Ch1ckChick Out Of The Brooder

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    me too
     
  7. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you make the bucket box, you have to just brace it on either side so it doesn't wiggle too much. Mine are screwed down to a board with bricks on either side to stabilize. Although I think if they were simply sitting in the sand on the floor, my hens would still use them.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Why not just build more nests for what I assume is another coop?
     
  9. Ch1ckChick

    Ch1ckChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh no I used a tiny coop that was 80$ when the chickens were baby's that was fox proof. But as they grew up we had to give them a bigger coop. And now they use that tiny coop to lay eggs. But I am getting some more chickens in march and I will need it back.
     

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