Our new free nest boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ShaggysGirl, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My DH's friend's sister used to have chickens on her farm but now doesn't now. She gave us her nest boxes. More than we need but they will work great!
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    The chicks 13 weeks old will not go into them at all. I'm hoping they do when it is time to lay.
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Hello, fellow Michigander! You might think about putting golf balls or wooden eggs in the nest boxes when they turn 18-20 weeks old. They'll soon figure out that's where they should lay. WHAT a score on those nest boxes! They're aweosme!
     
  3. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Funny about the golf balls. My hen has chosen one nesting box as her favorite. She'll move the golf balls around several times while she's getting ready to lay. I thought that they were bothering her so I removed the golf balls from her favorite nesting box. The next day, she laid in a different box that had golf balls in it! [​IMG] Crazy chickens! [​IMG]
     
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  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Those are some nice nest boxes! [​IMG]
     
  5. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, We got real lucky on that I was planning on using buckets [​IMG]
     
  6. yellowchickensmomma

    yellowchickensmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are nice. They look easy to make. Might have to try it. My boxes look like they were a trash can find. I worked hard on them though. Many red fingers when I got done with the hammer.
     
  7. Beau coop

    Beau coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LUCKY!! [​IMG]
     
  8. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a nice gift. I guess she will be one of the first you will give some eggs when your girls start laying.............
     
  9. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I bet your chickens aren't complaining! That's all that matters. [​IMG]
     
  10. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You bet and her brother a good friend of DH get eggs for life since he has helped so much with the building and fixing up around here [​IMG]
     

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