nesting boxes

mcm

Hatching
9 Years
Dec 14, 2010
7
0
7
Villa Ridge
Hello! does anyone know where to purchase reasonably priced galvanized large nesting boxes? I need a unit of 6 and would like them to be at least 12in. x 12 in. inside per nest.
I want something that is easier to keep clean than wood and to keep the group off of sleeping on top of the boxes I have.
I am outside of the St.Louis, Mo area.
 

sonew123

Poultry Snuggie
11 Years
Mar 16, 2009
25,016
110
421
onchiota NY
Quote:
have you looked on Craigs list?? under

chickens
poultry supplies
waterers
feeders
poultry etc...anytime I plug these things in all chicken related stuff pops up:)
 

dude+chick

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 28, 2010
16
1
22
Waggaman, La.
I just purchused the 10 rear roll-out nesting boxes from Kuhl. My hens were eating some of the eggs,so I got this nesting box to keep the eggs away from the hens. It was a little expensive $412 with shipping, but there are 10 nesting boxes. It is really easy to keep clean and the unit is galvanized and the nesting box inserts are removable plastic for easy cleaning. Kuhl has different type and size nesting boxes and I believe their web site is Kuhl.com. These boxes are available from suppliers such as eggcarton.com and cuttler supply. However, I got mine directly form Kuhl and it was a little cheaper. The company was very easy to deal with and I am very satisfied. Good luck in your search. I hope this was a little helpful.
 

elmo

Crowing
11 Years
May 23, 2009
4,907
265
336
DFW
Plastic bins rock! Cheap, portable and easy to clean (no crevices). Marvelous for managing a broody, too, because you simply lift the box with the hen inside and put it where you want.

And to keep chickens from roosting on top, just angle an old board over the top.
 

darkmatter

Crowing
11 Years
12 Years
Jul 10, 2009
2,173
67
279
What's so wrong with Wood? These have been in use for nearly twenty years:

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There is a hinged angled cover on them to prevent roosting on top----I store empty egg cartons there. The angled boards on the front are hinged and can close off the nest boxes if I need to to prevent roosting in the boxes till Juveniles learn where to roost. I haven't had any parasite/disease problems. I do put Juniper greens that I pull off fresh from the tree frequently in the boxes and have used everything for nesting materials from pine needles, lawn clippings, leaves, wood chips, and straw. (See my BYC page for pics of my setup)
 

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