quick nest-box question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ericz, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. ericz

    ericz Out Of The Brooder

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    hi all,

    is a plastic kitty-litter container suitable as a nest-box for a rhode-island red? the opening is 11"high x 9" wide, and it's 15" deep.

    thanks,

    -eric
     
  2. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plenty of folks use kitty litter boxes for nesting boxes. Should do fine.
     
  3. ericz

    ericz Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks. one more question: can i leave them un-attached? free-standing in the floor or on a wide shelf a foot off the floor?

    to mount them in a fixed manner, they might not be convenient to retrieve eggs, nor to clean.
     
  4. Creaking pines kids

    Creaking pines kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it would be ok to have it loose if it was in a corner.
     
  5. wyododge

    wyododge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could weight the base with a stepping stone, that would hold it down but not be to hard to move for cleaning and gathering. Or even screw it to a piece of 2x10 or scrap plywood to give it some weight.
     
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    I use kitty litter boxes for nest boxes. I have them sitting on the floor. My girls seem to like them fine. Cleaning them is really easy too.
     

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