Nesting boxes? where can I get em?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jason_mazzy, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Songster

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    I would rather not build them. Are there any nesting boxes made or around here in the NC area? At least 4-5 across or so. Or is anyone in the area of hickory/charlotte that will amke them for a reasonable price. Hell 3 pieces of plywood will make a nice one, I just don't have any saw horses and/or the time.
     

  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Do a search...I know they can be ordered. Google is your friend. [​IMG]
     
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

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    milk crates old dresser baskets. almost anything can be a nesting box. In one coop we have milk crates in the other an old dresser
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  4. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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  5. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    MILK CRATES work great! You will need 1 crate for every 3 or so hens! How many hens do you have. All you have to do is turn them on there side and put some bedding in there and it is practically free! The best way!

    -Nate
     
  6. clairabean

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    I guess it all depends on what you had in mind. We use old wooden apple crates on the floor.
     
  7. Kittymomma

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    They really like kitty litter boxes too, especially the covered ones.
     

  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    or 5 gallon bucket on their sides

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  9. jason_mazzy

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    Yeah I have a bunch of bus tubs. They work, but now my goat wants to jump in them and push them off the table I made. That is why I was looking for the box type. Probably 6 foot across with 4-5 dividers in it.
     

  10. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

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    If I were in your position I'd go to WalMart and pick up whatever they had that would work; you've had some good suggestions. One of mine is one of their plastic open top bins that has a sort of cutout in the front, low enough for the hen to stroll in with ease; also low enough for my broody and her chicks to get in.

    When I need another nest box, I can always find something lying around here that I can use or convert, so I've never actually bought or built them.
     

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