Redneck Nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TnChickHen, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. TnChickHen

    TnChickHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, laugh!! Here is a fantastic laugh for you today! Just got done constructing what I call my temporary nesting boxes... hahaha!! This is what they are constructed of......... ready for this???? : 1 8'x2' piece of plywood, 1 old rickety homemade ladder, 3 fantastic cardboard boxes, and this is ALL off the ground by, brace yourself, A TIRE!!!!!! hahaha... Enjoy the picture!!


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  2. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, if it works it works, lol! [​IMG]
     
  3. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good use of recyclables! [​IMG]
     
  4. TnChickHen

    TnChickHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BigDaddy'sGurl :

    Hey, if it works it works, lol! [​IMG]

    Lol, we shall see. I just put them in, haven't had eggs in 2 weeks, so maybe tomorrow!!! I have 1 pullet hopefully ready to lay! my hubby says she looks like she's going to esplode!!​
     
  5. suzyQlou

    suzyQlou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, those looks like mine! Well, not quite, but I used cardboard for a few days. My chicks started laying earlier than I expected. Nothing like some eggs to motivate me to get their coop done!

    Btw, my chicks were completely confused by my boxes. Hope yours are smarter than mine were!
     
  6. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it!!!! Great idea! I want to "rig" something together for the coop I just built. I like the traditional nesting box, but I want something more fun!
     
  7. daver

    daver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A good friend of mine told me that a chicken will lay in a five gallon bucket with some straw if it's laying on its side up against the house.

    I think that was from his personal experience, knowing him.
     
  8. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    A little duct tape, and they'll be perfect! [​IMG]
     
  9. pontoosuc

    pontoosuc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    love them. hope that you chickens love them as well, but I'm sure they will!
     
  10. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:[​IMG] Aint that the truth!

    TCH - May your nest boxes begin filling up with something other than chicken poo now!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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