outside nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nvmycj, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. nvmycj

    nvmycj In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2010
    How are you guys building your outside nesting boxes? Are you putting up the wall frame first, then attaching the boxes to the frame? What is supporting the weight of the boxes? On the pictures I've seen, there are no support brackets underneath. Pics of how you designed and attached the boxes would be MUCH appreciated! [​IMG]
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I can gather from the outside but the box hangs out a little....

    Coop is on the left. Nest boxes on the right side of that coop.

  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Sorry...don't have external boxes. However, I've seen them done both ways, framing them as part of the coop while building, and simply framing in an opening w/ the nest boxes added later. With the latter, you'd need to make sure there were stud points to screw into...

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