Nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ctptcha, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Ctptcha

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    Please post pictures of your homemade nesting boxes & coops! [​IMG]
     
  2. mrchicks

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    Sorry my coop was a bit dirty, I should have washed it before taking the picture. The girls rarely used the bottom row, so we took the nest material out. There are 12 nests.:
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  3. Bella vista

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    5 nesting boxes for 12 hens. They only use 4 of the 5 boxes.
     
  4. Bella vista

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    I noticed your poop board. I installed one under roost also. Do you compost our poop? I'm having trouble deciding where and how to compost. 12 hens make a lot of poop when you clean every morning!
     
  5. mrchicks

    mrchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a pretty coop Bella Vista! Now I need to do some painting in mine. They do have a chandelier though. Hubby thought I was insane, but he hung it for me anyway.
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  6. mrchicks

    mrchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do in the summer, we have a compost pile waaay out back. In the winter time I just bag it and put it in the garbage as I am not one to trudge through snow banks. 14 hens here, and yes, it is amazing how much they poop over night. I clean every morning too.
     
  7. Bella vista

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    Chandelier.... Love it!
     
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  9. Bella vista

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    Your avatar....the polish hen - what other hens are in your flock? We have WCPolish with red sexlinks. They have been together 5 months now and she is still not accepted as equal! Possibly because she acts so crazy all of the time !
     
  10. Bella vista

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    Actually.... You got me thinking. I have an old on in the garage!! Tee hee!
     

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