Outside nesting box

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by georgannedel, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. georgannedel

    georgannedel Out Of The Brooder

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    From what I've read I'm convinced nesting boxes with outside access are the best way to go. Since I'm a novice at building, can some explain how to build and mount one?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You should have no trouble finding methods in the coop section -- though I wouldn't have one, myself.
     
  3. AtholCoop

    AtholCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My nesting boxes are pretty heavy duty and made all of 2X4 lumber off the main frame. It was really easy! Check out my BYC Page to see how I did mine. There are a lot of pictures. I do not have a lift up lid-- my roof is solid, no leaks. I instead, made doors that flip out from the front. Here's a couple pics-- there are more pics that show how I put it together...

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  5. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, Here are a few pics of mine during construction. good luck.
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    [​IMG] Inside view of entrances to boxes. V shaped plywood on front is to discourage them from roosting on edge of nest boxes and pooping inside.
     
  6. georgannedel

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    Quote:Thank you for sharing your pictures. I have coop envy, good luck envy, nesting box envy...
     
  8. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I left a cantillevered extension 12 inches. My Box was made seperate from the coop and slid into the opening. I screw through the sides, top and bottom to attach it to the coop. Then I caulked all the way around the box at the connection point to the coop. This is the opening.
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    This is the look from inside.
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    And this one is from the outside look at two of the nest with the top open.
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    The pullets took right to um. They played around with um for about a week before they started laying.
     
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  9. georgannedel

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    Quote:Well I managed to find your page and just love all the pictures and work you've done on your coops and runs. You've done such an awesome job - thanks no doubt to your passion for the girls and excellent carpentry skills. I hope you keep it up and continue to update your page. Everyone should view it. Thank you!
     

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