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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Anny, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Does any one on here use any of the plastic (easy to clean) nesting boxes they have online?

    Like this one?

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    Do you like it? do you hate it?
     
  2. onebuggirl

    onebuggirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It reminds me of a urinal![​IMG]
     
  3. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:funny,reallyvery funny lol [;-)

    maybe I can find a building under demolition and salvage the urinals
    and recycle them as nests.....rotfl

    I started building a battery of nests out of 5 gal plastic pails.
    leave the covers on and cut about 2/3 of the bottom out..leave a lip to hold the bedding in and line them up along a 2x6 board hung on edge for strength.. run a 2x4 just in front of them for the perch..

    or line them up along the floor for hatching boxes..

    ...jiminwisc.......
     
  4. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    i use dish pans as I know several other people do. very easy to clean.
     
  5. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Quote:funny,reallyvery funny lol [;-)

    maybe I can find a building under demolition and salvage the urinals
    and recycle them as nests.....rotfl

    I started building a battery of nests out of 5 gal plastic pails.
    leave the covers on and cut about 2/3 of the bottom out..leave a lip to hold the bedding in and line them up along a 2x6 board hung on edge for strength.. run a 2x4 just in front of them for the perch..

    or line them up along the floor for hatching boxes..

    ...jiminwisc.......

    [​IMG] Yeah just put a drain plug in it and each call duck would have it's own little pool to play in! LOL, turn on the water and a fountain is born!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Quote:That is what my partner said! hahah
     
  7. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I use tidy cat litter contianers. just cut the non attatched lid off lay it on its side prestow nest-box.
     
  8. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Quote:dish pans? do you have any pictures?
     
  9. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never used them, but I examined the photo closely. IMO they should work very well. I lke the fact that they are vented and can be taken down and sterilized very easily.
     
  10. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they look nice,but they look pricey.I like dish pans too.But if you got the bucks,they probably will last a long time. Will
     

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