Plastic bread trays for droppings board or nest?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ScotH, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. ScotH

    ScotH Out Of The Brooder

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    Found some bread trays being thrown out and hope to be able to use them for a droppings\\poop board or something......?

    They are over 2ft. long and over a foot wide. Figure I could put newspaper on top of them to catch the poop. [​IMG]

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  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    I don't see why that wouldn't work!! Great idea!! [​IMG]

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  3. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a plan to me...nice find. [​IMG]
     
  4. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Warning about the newspaper - mine have anice habit of scratching at it and shredding it almost as soon as it hits the floor - once a week I am clenaing up shredded newspaper
    Try it and see how it goes, but it didn't work for me.
     
  5. ScotH

    ScotH Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks,
    I also meant to add: I would\\could use small pieces of that flooring stuff (can't spell it right now [​IMG] )
    The hard part could be holding them in place under my roosts... or I could just put them on the litter underneath the roost.
     
  6. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I used shelf supports with a thin board screwed to it to support the tray. Then I screwed a small board to the wall in several places just to catch the top edge of the tray so birds perching on the edge wouldn't tip the tray over.

    It's working!

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