nesting buckets *pic*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DomiHentrix, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. DomiHentrix

    DomiHentrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any thoughts, suggestions?

    eta: They have a keyhole shape in the back and are mounted by a screw that is in at an angle so that I may lift up and off to clean, there is also a 2 by 4 behind them keeping them at a slight angle so that they won't droop and have any eggs fall out etc..


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  2. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We made ours from 5 gallon buckets too. I will post a pic tommorow. We cut an arc in the side of the bucket and then cut the lid so it was about 3 inches tall and attach a 1*2 to it so they had a place to land when they flew up to them. That is really confusing huh?? I will post pics. We got our plan from Backyard Poultry magazine.
     
  3. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well done [​IMG] I love the orange buckets.

    The only thing I might suggest is a board across the front. When I made my nesting buckets the hens kept rolling the eggs out so I put a board across and everything stayed in place.
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  4. DomiHentrix

    DomiHentrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'd love to see!
     
  5. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I braved the cold to go out and take these pics for you. Just kidding. I had to check on the troops. [​IMG]

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    The first two pics are of the only two nests I have found eggs in. I need to move the others I guess.


    Sorry the last pic is sideways.
     
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  6. DomiHentrix

    DomiHentrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love what you did with the bucket and lids, I didn't buy lids but I am definitely considering changing mine@ That looks great! What did you cut the bucket with?

    Thanks! ~Lara
     
  7. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
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    I have white buckets my DH made a plywood half circle piece and screwed it just inside the bucket to stop the hay from coming out and we put a board across the top cause mine our closer together and they would try to roost on top of them and kept getting stuck in between
    I would take a pic but I cant get that to work the last 3 days
     
  8. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like the lids b/c they can be removed to clean.
     
  9. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Ok now thats something I never though of... I like the cat litter boxes
     
  10. jonbanks

    jonbanks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i used 5 gallon buckets to it really works well
     

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