Nesting Boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by raylor, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. raylor

    raylor Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I use hardware cloth for the floor of my nesting boxes? Thought it would make it a little lighter for me to hang and easier to keep clean. Someone recommended putting a piece of disposable cardboard in to hold shavings.
    Replies would be greatly appreciated as I need to get them made tomorrow. Thanks!
     
  2. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a couple of heavy duty "L" shaped braces to hang my nesting boxes on the outside. With wire mesh, they might freeze their butts off.
     
  3. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    I don't see why not - the cardboard idea to hold in the shavings/bedding is a good one. The clucks like to move the bedding around to suit them (or kick it out altogether). I think a sturdy hardware cloth floor would be a fine option for cleaning, etc.
     
  4. raylor

    raylor Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh Yeah, forgot to mention that. These are completely inside the coup. The bottom half of the coup is concrete block, so they will have a back wall to protect them from that cold wall and make up in stability for the lack of a solid floor.
    Just wondered why no one seems to use wire for the floors and thought there might be some drawback I hadn't considered.
    Thanks for the quick replies.
     
  5. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have done the cardboard thing before. I even used old house shingles. Easy to clean.
     
  6. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say go for it. It'll work just fine.
     

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