Nesting Boxes

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

  1. jenbishop

    jenbishop Hatching

    Jan 29, 2009
    Central Coast, Calif.
    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 Songster

    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
  3. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
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  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    12" deep would be better. are you going to split the box in half?
  5. Dr.Doorlock

    Dr.Doorlock Songster

    Oct 21, 2008
    Garland, Texas
    Take a look at the ones I built. Just click on my web site link below.

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