Post pictures of your exterior nesting boxes!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Zahboo, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    I am trying to figure out how to build my exterior nest boxes! I am building 2 of them on the back of my coop, and nees help! Don't think you posted too many, I KNOW I'm not the only one wondering. I am really confused on this. I need all the space I can get in the coop, so HELP!
     
  2. MaggieRae

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    Hi there... Mine aren't finished yet, But here's ours when we first started them. No recent pix...

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  3. only one lay

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    these are a result of a addition to the existing shed which became a coop.The coop is elevated and the nest boxes come chest high on the outside and are at ankle and knee level inside. There are 6 nests in this setup. Paint will come with better weather. Goal was for wife to not need to go inside for any reason.[​IMG]

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  4. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    That's very thrifty. Are they on metal tracks or just in grooves. How'd you attach it o the coop?
     
  5. only one lay

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    I bulit the frame and added the sheet stock sides as pieces. I calked edges as protection from drafts and leaks. The bottom edge sits on a anchored rail like a deck board id attached to a reg house then the top has bolts through the frame and in to the wall inside with 2x4 across to distribute the weight
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    I cut the holes in the wall after to be sure it was in the right place and then used dadoed 2x2 to trim the entry for saftey to the birde. I shingled once on and used a drip edge upside down glued on then caulked heavy. No leaking yet
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  6. will hunt for food

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    Quote:The left side is 3 nest boxes. The right side will be access to food and water.

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