Nesting Boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jenbishop, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. jenbishop

    jenbishop New Egg

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    We just recently received our chickens three weeks ago. We have 2 EE's (atleast I think they are) and 2 BR's. We hope to get 2 buff Orps soon. Anyway, my husband is building the coop and run and I found two old lemon boxes that I want to use for the nesting boxes. They are made of wood and measure 9" in depth and 20" in length. My concern is that they aren't deep enough. Should I have my husband modify them? Thanks for your input.
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2009
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:I did read that the box should be about 12" deep, but I think your boxes might work, if it possible I would modify them.
    show us picture of your coop when it is done.
    thank you
    Omran
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
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    for a new member.

    Omran
     
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    12" deep would be better. are you going to split the box in half?
     
  5. Dr.Doorlock

    Dr.Doorlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take a look at the ones I built. Just click on my web site link below.
     

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