New w i d e r convertable nest box

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Dr.Doorlock, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Dr.Doorlock

    Dr.Doorlock Songster

    Oct 21, 2008
    Garland, Texas
    Okay freinds of feathered freinds, this time I'm bringing the images right to you.....I hope.
    The first image shows the original prototype of my convertable nest box.
    Next you can see how it opens for egg raiding or cleaning.
    Then we move on to the pic showing the nest box full open.
    And finally the culmunation of todays labor, two more, wider nest boxes. Three to go and I'll be ready to "install" them onto the coup.
    To mount them onto the coup, I'll cut a 12 x 14 rectangle between two studs and slide one into place. It will be removeable for hosing down or painting. Check the inside view.

    Should I make dimensional drawings and step-by-step plans?

  2. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Songster

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Totally cool!![​IMG]

    Yes, detailed specs and instructions would help my DH (when I try to explain what I want for nest boxes!! [​IMG])

    Thanks for sharing!!

  3. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    These are awesome, considering my nest box is nothing more than a Rubbermaid container. One thing I can't help but wonder (considering I live in the extremely wet Pacific Northwest) is that if water is going to leak in with the access coming from the top...
  4. CityChook

    CityChook Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    My Coop
    that's cool. nice construction!

  5. Dr.Doorlock

    Dr.Doorlock Songster

    Oct 21, 2008
    Garland, Texas
    Quote:The top is shingled with cedar which swells when it gets wet, but that still leaves the spot where the cedar meets the wall. My coup will have an overhang which should prevent most watershed, but some weatherstrip and sealing will be done. I'm saving that until I actually install them on the coup.
  6. Catalina

    Catalina Songster

    Jul 19, 2007
    Oooo very nice! [​IMG]
  7. SethJ

    SethJ Songster

    Jan 9, 2009
    hey cool! those are neat! good job;)

  8. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    That is very proffisonal job, I love it.
    Thank you for posting these pictures.

  9. muddler6

    muddler6 Songster

    Sep 12, 2007
    Jefferson County, PA
    Very nice, and plans would be great. One question, how do you keep them closed so that racoons and other critters can't get it open or a strong wind (like I have all the time)? I plan to add nest boxes to the outise wall of my coop this spring, these would be great, but I have predators and don't want any more lost birds, or eggs of course.

  10. chickeepoo

    chickeepoo Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    VERY nice, well-thought-out nest boxes! Thanks for sharing your pics! [​IMG]

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