Recycled Nest boxes (pics)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Norman, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Norman

    Norman Out Of The Brooder

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    -The base is the head/foot boards from an old twin bed
    -The boxes are walmart organizing shelves turned on their sides
    -The slanted roof is old barn boards i had from dismantling a stall wall (to make a foaling stall for my mare).
    I hope my girls like it!

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  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I know they will love it [​IMG] Thats a very cool creation [​IMG]
     
  3. WisconsinChick

    WisconsinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very cool! Be prepared for them to roost (or attempt to) on the peak of that slanted part.
     
  4. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Very nice! If I was a chicken that is where I would lay my eggs!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'd add fronts to the two triangle areas. They'll use those too.

    Put something sharp up on the apex so they don't try to roost up there.
     
  6. karanleaf

    karanleaf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    Glenwood, Missouri
    [​IMG] I LIKE IT !! [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Very cleaver !!
    A nice recycling job [​IMG]
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:Very Nice, but I agree with Mahonri. I had a peaked area that the chickens would roost on. I tacked some chicken wire up there and they managed to get on the wire. I put a bracket on each end and put a substantial string up to just below their shoulders. They can't balance on the string and now they don't even try anymore.
     
  8. WisconsinChick

    WisconsinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Very, very bad idea. They would land on it and puncture/cut their feet and then romp around in crap...sounds like an infection.
     
  9. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    That is so cute !

    I am trying to figure out a system of small nest boxes for my new coop - I have seramas who like to lay in the feed trough (it is a wooden one, nice and small - they love it).

    I may have to have hubby look at those pics <g> if ya don't mind me stealing your idea....


    Peace -
    Meriah
     
  10. I*Eat*Chickens*Yum

    I*Eat*Chickens*Yum Chillin' With My Peeps

    looks great to me. nice work my friend
     

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