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Retrofitting nest boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CathyM, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. CathyM

    CathyM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so pleased with myself! [​IMG] I just finished the install of a two-seater nest box that extends out of the coop, allowing more room inside the coop... needless to say, this is so that I can get more chickens! [​IMG]

    The coop wall before cutting out the opening.
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    The new box set into the wall (note: I did add a hinged lid later)
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    The finished nestbox from the inside (I caulked those openings along the side.
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    It wasn't as hard as I feared... now I plan to do the same for the smaller coop I have. Oh - and I found two eggs in there this afternoon... so it's a hit! [​IMG]
     
  2. BoldogKennel

    BoldogKennel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good job!!!!
     
  3. CathyM

    CathyM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
    Considering that there were few if any square edges to the original coop, the nest box was an improvement, and heck - at this point it might be the strongest part! [​IMG]
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Eggscellent!
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  5. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Good job!!
     

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