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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

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    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

    May 20, 2010
    San Diego
    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

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    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!
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2011
  4. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Nova Scotia
    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)

    Last edited: Jun 18, 2011
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Quote:[​IMG] Figures....

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