? Nesting boxes ??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kbreak, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it best to put divider walls between each nest ?
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    This is the outside with top that raises to get eggs.
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    Should the inside be painted. Especially the 2x4's they will roost on.
     
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  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I don't think it is necessary to divide the nesting area into individual nest boxes.

    Might be easier to clean painted, but I think that is your choice too.

    Imp

    BTW- What's the story on the words drilled into the wall above the nests?

    Looks like it says HAPPY HEXS, just curious??????
     
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  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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  4. MaureenC

    MaureenC Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm guessing it's "happy hens" -cute!
     
  5. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol looks like it says "happy hens" to me! [​IMG]

    I don't have a divider in my nest "tray", and my girls seemed to like it jus fine.

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  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:You are so right, it is HAPPY HENS. Thanks

    Imp says Duh!

    No I can go to bed with one more great mystery solved. [​IMG]
     
  7. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Happy Hens !! My husband was going to drill holes for ventilation. I mentioned naming the coop. He was all for it. I think once we are finished and get it all painted and cleaned up you will be able to read it better.
     

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