nesting boxs

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

  1. kateesme

    kateesme Hatching

    Nov 19, 2008
    hi there i have 2 chickens in a little house ,theyve been laying eggs for a couple of months but do they need some sort of nesting boxs and how can you easily make some?any advice please![​IMG]
  2. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:I use only these milk grates . They are big and roomy ...

  3. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Kingman, AZ

    Lots of folks here use milk crates. Since they're what you have available, go for it! The less spending and construction required, the better!

    I made mine out of an old apartment-sized entertainment center along with some reclaimed wood. With the purcase of a 1" x 4" plank and a box of screws, I now have six nice nest boxes for my 20 pullets.

    Have fun with your girls!
  4. Schroeder

    Schroeder Songster

    Nov 9, 2008
    Central Indiana
    My Coop
    Those cheap plastic storage bins from Walmart would work also. Maybe buy two (identical) so that you can replace one with the other at cleaning time. Just make sure it is weighted down enough so it won't tip over if your hens step on the edge.
  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Also , you can cut 5 gal container and lay on its side . I seen many of those in here use . I just prefer the milk crates . Also the roost area is totally away from the nesting area , ( roost is on opposite side of the coop ) SO , NO POOP in the nest boxes . LOL

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