Outdoor nesting boxes, pics..

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by trunkman, May 30, 2011.

  1. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    I Was sitting outside sipping my coffee this morning thinking I'd like to make some outdoor nesting boxes for the hens since the coop is getting a little tight for the 38 chickens, I had some wood leftover from other projects so I decided to go for it.. I got the blueprints all figured out in my head and went for it. With help from my son we started at 10 this morning, at 1:30 this is what we had done.
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    The chickens were very interested! Then I realized they might need a step to get up into it, 15 minutes later they were made, It's now complete...
    [​IMG] All I need to do now is paint it.. Hope they use it.. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2011
  2. andalusn

    andalusn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks great! Do any thing new in a chicken coop/run and they are all over it like county workers on a job site [​IMG]
     
  3. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's neat! the only thing I can think is maybe adding a little more of a lip to the roof in case of rain. However... I thought chickens only really liked to nest in dark secluded areas? I've never found eggs outside. It looks nice though, I bet it will look spectacular painted!
     
  4. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    Ms.Frizzle :

    That's neat! the only thing I can think is maybe adding a little more of a lip to the roof in case of rain. However... I thought chickens only really liked to nest in dark secluded areas? I've never found eggs outside. It looks nice though, I bet it will look spectacular painted!

    That's what I'm thinking, I won't take nest boxes out of the coop yet, we'll see what happens, keeping fingers crossed. [​IMG]
     

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