nesting box

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by KARL, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. KARL

    KARL Hatching

    Feb 17, 2009
    I took a kitchen cabinet and took the doors off, cut a hole in the back and replaced one door for access to the eggs, should the front where the chickens enter be covered or no? thanks

  2. Lesa

    Lesa Songster

    May 28, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Hi, I did the same thing- only with an old wooden chest. I divided the inside into individual nesting areas. At first, I left the front on the chest, and thought I would just lift it up for access. They didn't really like that- so I went ahead and took that off- leaving the front open. I did put a board along the bottom edge, just to keep the shavings in and the eggs from rolling out...Good luck!
  3. abbachick

    abbachick In the Brooder

    Feb 12, 2009
    Wilson, North Carolina
    I did the same thing with a strip of wood across the front. My hens are real funny about anthing completely blocking their view.[​IMG]

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