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New Nest Boxes (10 nests)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by plapczynski, May 28, 2008.

  1. plapczynski

    plapczynski Songster

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    I thought I would share these since they turned out OK. Used the bucket article from a recent magazine.

    The rest is all framing lumber. The roof is to deter perching.

    Ran 1 bucket short, that's why there is a green one. (DW insisted on new ones....)

    I have the foam shelf liner under the chips.... will see how long that lasts.

    I also have the whole unit bolted to the wall.

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  2. n2h20

    n2h20 Songster

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    NOT A BAD idea... i like it.. i am in the process of building my coop and house. i am looking for some nest box ideas.. this is cheap and easy....
     
  3. dogzrule5

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    Right now I'm just using a couple of dish pans but they'll tip fairly easily. I think I'll give this a try myself when I make some changes in my little barn this weekend.

    Thanks for the great pictures!!
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    That is a great nest box idea. You do know they will all try to lay in the same 1 or 2 buckets? Often at the same time? LOL
     
  5. plapczynski

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    Thanks all! Hopefully with 40 hens at least most of one row will get used. Of course it the all use the same one I can remove the screw and carry the bucket in! [​IMG]
     
  6. Sahara

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    Looks great! I enjoy seeing what others are doing that is outside of the norm. Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. countryatheart

    countryatheart In the Brooder

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    Thanks for sharing your idea! I am still trying to decide how I want to make mine! I have until July!
     

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