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pics in side of coop and nest boxes feed back please

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by glisson_family_farms, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. glisson_family_farms

    glisson_family_farms Out Of The Brooder

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I can tell you that you will want something across the front of those milk crates to keep eggs from rolling out. I just screwed a 1x4" board into the plastic. I've used those on many occasions and they work just fine for nest boxes. [​IMG]
     
  3. glisson_family_farms

    glisson_family_farms Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:thank you i am use 2x2s cause that's what i got i thought they might be to high off ground
     
  4. redheadmama13

    redheadmama13 Out Of The Brooder

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    We use these, and I agree with speckledhen. Make sure you put a board or something similar across the front to keep the eggs in. My girls seem to like these boxes. I really like your use of the closet shelving at the entrances.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Some of mine used to like them right side up, too. I've even just sat them on the floor on occasion. They do work just fine and are easy to clean. I'm always looking for cheap milk crates for various purposes.
     
  6. glisson_family_farms

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    Quote:ya the selves were laying around so i put them to use
     
  7. cowdogcadillac

    cowdogcadillac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've taken milk crates,sat them flat and cut an entrance on one side so the bird can climb in and lay like in a nest. Throw some bedding in there and bamm, bobs your uncle
     
  8. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
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    Just put a bit of hay in the boxes, and they'll be happy [​IMG]
     
  9. glisson_family_farms

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    don't yet know what i going to use for bedding any thing better then hay
     
  10. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    You know.. the shelve idea.. under the boxes.. AWESOME IDEA.. thanks for sharing!!!![​IMG]
     

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