nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mcm, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. mcm

    mcm Hatching

    Dec 14, 2010
    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.
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Quote:have you looked on Craigs list?? under

    poultry supplies
    poultry etc...anytime I plug these things in all chicken related stuff pops up:)
  3. mrsfarmchick1

    mrsfarmchick1 Chirping

    Dec 24, 2010
    Bandera, Texas
    I just put some plastic totes sideways in the coop the other day, put in some hay and fake eggs - the girls immediately started using them.
  4. dude+chick

    dude+chick In the Brooder

    Jun 28, 2010
    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 These boxes are available from suppliers such as 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.
  5. elmo

    elmo Crowing

    May 23, 2009
    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.
  6. darkmatter

    darkmatter Songster

    Jul 10, 2009
    What's so wrong with Wood? These have been in use for nearly twenty years:


    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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