Nesting boxes...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AnniesEggFarm, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. AnniesEggFarm

    AnniesEggFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have great ideas for CHEAP, easy to clean nesting boxes??? My husband I think has gone on strike, I have been asking him to build me some.... [​IMG]

    Jenn
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    How about 5 gal buckets turned on their sides. Home Depot sells them for less than $3 each.

    Imp
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    yup 5 gallon buckets--I saw somewhere on here that someone used carboard boxes! disposables? LOL
     
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I use tidy cat litter containers the yellow ones that are rectangle with the red or blue lids. You cut the folding part off and save the piece that holds the lids on. I posted on crigslist and got alot of them FREE. Even my full sized chickens like them.
     
  5. Dr.Doorlock

    Dr.Doorlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got enough culled wood to build 6 nest boxes for $20. I bought culled wood from Lowes and ignored the warps and blemishes. Take a look at the links below.
     
  6. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lowe's has gray 5 gallon buckets for around 2 dollars.
     
  7. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Milk crates work great.
     
  8. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to your local bakery or deli. Ours have food grade plastic buckets, that are more 'squatty' (large in dia.) than reg. 5 gal. I get them for my honey, I pay 1$ each for them..
     
  9. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    I bought 3 cat litter boxes at Walmart for $11 each. They are pretty big ones and have the hood. My girls seem to like them as they have alot of privacy ! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    There easy clean out with a little water and bleach now and then. I just put about 3 inches of pine shavings in there and they seem to be happy with them. [​IMG]
     
  10. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given an old wooden drawer by a friend. Nice old thick hard wood. Works great. And it's big enough that multiple chickens can hang out together inside.
     

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