Never thought I would use this as a nesting box!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by StarLover21, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,199
    42
    173
    Oct 11, 2011
    I have a 20 wk old Leghorn who will lay soon hopefully. They don't have acess to the big girl coop, I have to carry them there each night, so I decided I needed something for a nesting box...well, I put in a tupperware container filled with straw...instantly her two 10 week old 'babies' hopped in and scratched all the straw out. So I put in a large kitty litter box filled with straw! They all love it! They treat it like a mini-coop. They love to shelter against the wind and cold in there. They're so sweet!
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    7,544
    173
    316
    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    My first nesting box was a covered cat litter box and they loved it. I've seen as many as three of them in it at a time, laying their eggs. Two on the bottom row, racing towards the front, and the third pyramid style, facing towards the back. Hey, whatever works right?
     
  3. workinnanie

    workinnanie Chillin' With My Peeps

    467
    24
    147
    Apr 26, 2009
    Minnesota
    What a great idea! I'm going to try that![​IMG]
     
  4. bantamboy93

    bantamboy93 Chillin' With My Peeps

    234
    1
    91
    Jun 22, 2011
    Also if you have any connections with someone who can get you some free milk crates, that was what my grandpa used. worked perfectly. he could stack them like steps. fill them with some pine straw and they were the perfect size for a good size laying hen
     
  5. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    594
    4
    111
    Apr 27, 2011
    University Place, WA
    We use a cat box too! Chickens love it! Good thinking! [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by