New nesting boxes!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by FranciscoR, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. FranciscoR

    FranciscoR Chirping

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    Might be a bit overkill for 6 hens, but I'm sure they'll work. Had the buckets. Needed a simple nesting solution. Already had the shelf. I'm thinking it'll do the trick...

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  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    It should. Have you braced them to keep them from rolling? When I used a bucket as a nest, I drilled a pilot hole to get the screw started, then used a fender washer on a screw to keep the bucket stable. The way yours are set up I don’t know if you need to or not, but you might want to keep that in the back of your mind.

    I love using stuff like that, looks good.
     
  3. FranciscoR

    FranciscoR Chirping

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    Yeah, they're solid. The two screws hold it TIGHT. They kind of flatten what is being tightened. They're not rolling/moving...
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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  5. FranciscoR

    FranciscoR Chirping

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    Well, that didn't take long...;-);-);-)

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