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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by karri25, May 31, 2007.

  1. karri25

    karri25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We built our coop and were so tired that we put off building the nesting boxes. We've gon ewithout for two months now. Am I an idiot or are they neccessary???? My chickens do fine without them but of course they aren't laying yet either. If they are needed, do you have any quickie ideas to building some. Cheap to free is my price range. Would milk crates work????
     
  2. mosier

    mosier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to chickens (just got my little fuzzballs today) and haven't started building my henhouse yet but I am planning to use a milk crate (I just have four). I've visited a handful of coops and many of them use milk crates for the nest boxes. One coop just had them on the floor, another coop had it hanging on the wall. As long as you put some bedding into it they are fine to use.

    Here's a photo of one that I took: http:[email protected]/494256922/
     
  3. karri25

    karri25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! Thank sfor the photo. I think I have 3-4 milk crates laying around I'll just stick them out in the coop!
    Congrats on getting your new little fuzzballs. Be careful as they are very addictive!!!
     
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    chickedeefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been using the milk crates as well and they are great! The chickens seem to like them. I just keep mine on the floor.

    and yes...little fuzzballs are very a addictive [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2007

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