Nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jenmiller, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. jenmiller

    jenmiller In the Brooder

    Oct 4, 2011
    I need some ideas of nesting boxes...My hens are at that age and i got one random egg the other day and nothing since. Im trying to think of cheap easy ways to make nesting boxes this weekend (layaway for kids this weekend). Help??

  2. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Songster

    May 27, 2009
    Santa Cruz,CA
    :frowshow a pic of your coop situation and hopefully someone can suggest what would be appropriate for your coop...
  3. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chirping

    You could put a couple of plastic storage boxes in the coop, lay them on their sides and put bedding in. Anything will do really, just so long as they've got somewhere quiet to sit.
  4. yankeedoodle300

    yankeedoodle300 Songster

    Jul 22, 2011
    Chicken Heaven
    Milk Crates Can work, If you put bedding in them.

  5. clairabean

    clairabean Songster

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    I have banties. I use wooden apple crates (upright) on the floor filled with shavings. I had them attached to the wall, but they preferred the ground, so I moved them.
  6. jenmiller

    jenmiller In the Brooder

    Oct 4, 2011
    Quote:the milk crates wont be too high sides for my chickens?? or should i just lay them on the floor??

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