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Repurposed packing crate into nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Arielle, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I've been saving a wooden plywood packing crate all winter, knowing the 23 hens will need about 4 nesting boxes. DH, because he likes doing such things, remodeled the inside putting in dividers to create 4 nesting boxes.

    I rolled it end over end to the coop and placed in the corner. Filled each with straw, placed the extra straw on the flat top for storage.

    THis was 3 days ago. THe first egg arrived today! Not in the next boxes but in the extra straw on top!!![​IMG]
     
  2. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silly chickens! Try putting a fake egg or golf ball inside the nest area, they like to lay where they think other chickens have laid eggs
     
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Right! I forgot about doing that!

    3 girls gave us eggs today--my 2 boys thought the pullet egg was cool. Yesterday's egg turned out to be a double yolker. Made for good waffles!
     
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  4. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's a handy bit of advice... didn't know they were the same as dogs [​IMG] (you know peeing where they've already pee'd, laying where they've already laid)

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  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:[​IMG] Figures....
     

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