Nesting boxes (please post a picture/ design)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chicken girl 8, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. chicken girl 8

    chicken girl 8 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 30, 2012
    Hey can someone please help I am trying to design some nesting boxes I have no idea how to make them. Please post a picture or a design.[​IMG][​IMG]
  2. J-Sanders

    J-Sanders Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 28, 2012
    Better yet, just go get you some cat litter pails and cut the lid down and put a rubber hose along the cut edge. I use fuel line hose because it was in the shop. Set on the shelf and bam! you are golden.

  3. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. Lazarus718

    Lazarus718 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2012
    New Mexico
    Here's a photo of how I mounted mine...not really sure that someone can really design one for you if no one knows where it will be going? Every single person that gives you a suggestion right now is going to be taking a guess at that one. My dimensions are 12"x12"x12" on the short height.

  5. adgcountrygirl

    adgcountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps


    These are my nest boxes. The rabbit hutch is usually a nest box too, but it doubles as isolation quarters for new flock members after they have passed their health screening. They are in the same coop, but protected from being picked on. When it is being used for a nest box, the wooden door is a ramp, and the mounted bowls have oyster shell in them. All I did to the litter boxes was take the plastic door off, because my girls hated them and wouldn't use them.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2012
  6. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2012
    Moscow, TN


    I cut the lid and left about 1/3 to hold back the shavings, Keyholed the back in two spots so that I could hang with two screw. Easy to take off and clean. Hens are laying great in them.
  7. pigeonguy

    pigeonguy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2008
    Northwest Illinois
    That is so cool I will be doing something similar after seeing this.
  8. PeepsAreForMe

    PeepsAreForMe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2012
    Pemberton Borough, NJ

    Here is my nest box bucket. I only have 3 hens so I just need one. I velcro'd the carpet down so I can change it when necessary.
    So far they have kept it clean! It is bolted to the cradle my husband made, and I can move it around when I need to clean the coop.
  9. ailurophile23

    ailurophile23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2010
    Here's the nest boxes for our flock - way too many boxes for the original 5 hens and even though there are now 15 laying hens, they all still use just the two lower boxes on the left:

  10. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2012
    Moscow, TN
    I used an old plywood box that a old projection tv was in to attach the backs of the buckets to, and the supports for the perch ledges.

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