nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by polloboy, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. polloboy

    polloboy Out Of The Brooder

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    my chickens will start laying pretty soon and i need nesting boxes does any one have a good design
     
  2. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is what we did. It was simple to make and easy to clean. The hens seem to love it too. We did add 2X4 around the edges and put straw in the top portion to keep it clean. The hens like to perch on top of the nest boxes and up in the rafters so we put straw down with a catch so that it looks nicer.

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  3. petlove

    petlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought plastic storage drawers at Lowes. I lined them up next to each other. The hens went straight to them. They are easy to clean.
     
  4. polloboy

    polloboy Out Of The Brooder

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    you have silver laced polish lucky i want silver laced polish hen i have but its a boy and my friend going to take him because i live in the city and i can only have hens=( and i cant find any in oklahoma
     
  5. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually have two SLP.

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    Cochin, brahma, orps, BLRW, RIR, EE, SLW, BR, Austrolope, Fayoumi, and some others I can't think of right know.

    I will say that the polish are all sweet and loving to humans but they did a number on my BR. Don't ever turn your back on them. [​IMG]
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Mine are 18 inches off the floor and everyone can get into them just fine. I have giant cochins, polish and serama's and they all can get up there. We did add more of a roost on to the front and they like that much better.
    They are 12x12x14

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  7. polloboy

    polloboy Out Of The Brooder

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    scrapmom5 said
    I actually have two SLP.

    and

    Cochin, brahma, orps, BLRW, RIR, EE, SLW, BR, Austrolope, Fayoumi, and some others I can't think of right know.

    I will say that the polish are all sweet and loving to humans but they did a number on my BR. Don't ever turn your back on them.

    you are so lucky i want some [​IMG] and what br
     
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  8. 4kidZ

    4kidZ Fluffy Butt Farmer

    Quote:I was thinking of doing something like that. Can you please post a picture?
    Thank you!
    ~4kidZ
     
  9. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:BR = Barred Rocks

    My barred rock is now a nacked butt barred rock or NBBR
     

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