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securing nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by geepers6, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. geepers6

    geepers6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an "amish" style shed with nesting boxes jutting out of the coop. They have an exterior lift top door. I seem to get water in there when it's very windy rain etc. Also I'm concerned that the top isn't very secure. Is there a trick to securing it? Any photos would be helpful too. Thanks
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Pictures would make it much easier to help you
     
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  3. geepers6

    geepers6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's where my technology limitations come in. I'll try to download a photo. :(
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

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    I'm going to guess the water comes in at the top of the door, and possibly around the sides.

    If that is the case, covering the gap with something flexible will divert water over it rather than letting it in, and still allow the door to open. A strip of heavy plastic or vinyl should work

    If it comes in on the sides too, you can try weatherstripping, or adding a peice of wood trim to the edges so theres an overhang
     
  5. geepers6

    geepers6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. That makes sense. We had quite a storm yesterday and it wasn't too bad. I think it depends on the direction of the wind.
    Weather stripping should help.
     

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