Round Hole Nesting Boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by aart, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Anyone have these that could take measurements of the hole for me?

    I love the old galvanized nest boxes with the round holes in front, can't afford to buy those and most I've seen would be way too big for my planned coop... so I am going to make them out of wood.

    They will be approx. 16" tall x 14" wide x 14" deep inside, I know kinda bigger than usual...but not sure how big to cut the holes on the front....I'm thinking about 10" diameter.

    So, if anyone who has them would measure theirs I sure would appreciate it!

    TIA
     
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  2. Weasleymum

    Weasleymum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am planning to do 12" diameter round entrance holes to the nest boxes. I have some girls that are going to be pretty big (buff Orps) so I thought, better a little roomy than them having to squish through the hole, or worse, refuse to use the boxes! The boxes themselves will be something like 14" deep by 16" wide by 16" tall.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Thanks Weasley....will edit to add mine are 14" deep also...did you get the 12" diameter from a plan somewhere?
    I thought the 10" diameter would make it cozier in there.
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    So I made the holes 10" diameter...and I just measured a metal one and those holes are 9 1/2".

    Here's the finished product:
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