Sealing nesting box

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jrb599, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Jrb599

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    try putting rubber in the underside of the lid where it meets the wall
     
  3. Jrb599

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    I'm thinking something like this right now, but on the top of the lid.
     
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    that would work as long as its flexible or small enough so the lid will open freely.
     
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    Yeah - that's why I was hoping someone here had similiar pictures/set up/pros cons/ dos donts
     
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    oh, sorry. mine arent like that, though ive seen a few
     
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    Can you make a larger lid so that there's a bigger overhang? You could then tack a 1"x1" strip on the underside of the lid on the sides and front to direct the water away from the joint between the walls and lid.

    (I'm about to add a nest box like that onto my coop. I'm glad you had the question because it's required me to troubleshoot my own design!)
     

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