Replacement parts for nesting boxes.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by GrannyJ, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. GrannyJ

    GrannyJ New Egg

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    I am trying to fix a place to house some chickens. Bought an old metal nesting box, 10 hole, at a garage sale. The bottom metal pieces for each hole need to be replaced. Saw where a hatchery had them made of plastic but don't know if they will fit and their customer service isn't open on the weekends to call them. I really don't want to spend alot of money and hate to pay shipping. Will still have to buy outdoor grass type carpet once I get the metal replaced. Any suggestions? I am new to this and appreciate your advice.
     
  2. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't you just run a piece of plywood across the entire bottom of all the boxes? And screw it into the metal.
     
  3. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
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    I've seen nest boxes with replacement plywood bottoms. No screws required. Just lay them in the bottoms.

    I saw some nest boxes today at a flea market that had 1x2 welded wire for bottoms with the carpet stuff on top of that.
     
  4. cubbycopter47

    cubbycopter47 Out Of The Brooder

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    I trying to fix my 10 hold nesting boxes.

    SO DOES ANY ONE HAVE ANY SOLUTIONS OR HELP!
     
  5. 5 Acre Rooster

    5 Acre Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The nestbox I have (10 Hole also) origanally came with 1/4 in woven wire. You could get some of the same and cut to size and use these. Or like people have said use plywood. The wire is only to make sure any droppings don't stay in nest with eggs. Mine is roll out (Front) though. I will prolly replace with plywood myself. Another one of those jobs I keep forgetting to make time for. Need before fall and my 80+ pullets come of age.
     
  6. cubbycopter47

    cubbycopter47 Out Of The Brooder

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    So how to I construct my nesting boxes to roll out and so the dropping just fall out?

    HELP!!! [​IMG]
     

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