Nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by leck8, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. leck8

    leck8 In the Brooder

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    I'm having trouble deciding on buikding nesting boxes or buying the big plactic tubs and using those and suggestions? Also does anyone have an idea on the easiest way to build best boxes
     

  2. Fancypants1

    Fancypants1 Chirping

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    You can also use milk creates and add hay and pine shavings.

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  3. Fancypants1

    Fancypants1 Chirping

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    You can use pretty much anything they are not picky

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  4. Ridgerunner

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  5. leck8

    leck8 In the Brooder

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    If I want hens to hatch and lay more eggs do they have to be in a darker area I've read somewhere that said the darker te more they lay and the brooder the hen will be
     
  6. madamiec

    madamiec Chirping

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    Honestly it depends on the hen. Typically a darker, out of the way spot will be preferred but I have some that don't care one way or the other. It's hard to MAKE a hen go broody, but you can encourage the behavior with a nice cozy spot to brood. I haven't seen any research to suggest you'll get more eggs.
     

  7. leck8

    leck8 In the Brooder

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    On the curtains do I leave them closed at all times or how do I know when to close them sorry for all the questions I have never raised chickens and want to provide the best coop for them
     
  8. marktoo

    marktoo Songster

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    Ten gallon plastic tote
     

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