Nesting boxes...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by silvercat76, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. silvercat76

    silvercat76 Out Of The Brooder

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    I see everyone using different things as nesting boxes. I have one made out of ply wood and I'm looking into revamping my coup in the spring time. And have started looking into getting milk crates and will add a lip to the front to keep eggs from being rolled out. I have read how metal is best wood is ok but can harbor bugs but that I see how people use a five gallon bucket. So I think milk crates should work as well. Does anyone see this a failed idea?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    My favorite nest is a plastic bin with a scooped out spot on the front. Has a lip below the scooped out spot. Milk crates would be fine. I wouldn't want metal because of condensation in this humid climate.
     
  3. silvercat76

    silvercat76 Out Of The Brooder

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    The metal nesting boxes are expensive and ti find old ones that are in good shape are far away from me. One of my customer is planning on getting a dozen crates at no cost. I'm thinking of trading him crates for eggs or paying him something for them. I looked at the crates they sell at Walmart but they just don't seem like they are strong enough to last. The true commercial grade milk crates will be better.
     

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