Show me your DIY nestboxes, waterers, etc

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by shaylee, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. shaylee

    shaylee In the Brooder

    Jun 4, 2008
    Hamilton, Il
    I havent been on here very long, but have had chickens over a year now. I just made my own 5 gallon water containers so my chickens never run out. (I will take pics as soon as it stops raining and post them)

    I also made my own feeders, 5 gallon bucket with a 1.5 inch hole on each third of the buckets bottom. Set in a hog watering pan, fill with feed and put the lid on. Feed runs out for the chickens. You can also place a orange cone in the center of the bucket before filling. (will also take pics)

    Getting ready to make more nestboxes. Right now I have a cheap set of plastic shelves from wal mart, snapped together, on its side, and covered with a piece of plywood. They use it, but I want to make something a little better with more 'units' for laying.

    Show us your homemade chicken stuff....Pictures are great too. I am a big do it yourselfer and know others on here are too. [​IMG]
  2. Nemo

    Nemo Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    N'rn Wisconsin
    Here's a pic. Nest-boxes, and roosts over a poop-pit.

    Last edited: Jul 24, 2008
  3. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan




    nesting box!!!
  4. sugarbush

    sugarbush Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Lexington KY
    Nest boxes


    And a sliding chicken door; the runners are made on a table saw with a 3/8th dado.

  5. luckychic

    luckychic In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Hi there!
    I don't know how many chickens you have, but I have 4. I used an old deep kitchen drawer. It is in the coop, but not under the roost. Everyone shares just fine! I have some Timothy Hay in the drawer and pine on the floor of the coop. I have girls of all different sizes and have found that they are very much like a cat making the perfect place to nap. Digging down to the bottom, turning in circles, checking out which way to face and pulling up grass strands and putting them over their backs! It is so cute! This whole process puts each girl in the box for about 30 minutes to an hour!

    Oh yeah! I found from others that if you don't have may chickens one works out well, because they all want to use the same one. Just like kids-they have to have exactly what the other has!
  6. willheveland

    willheveland Songster

    Jan 29, 2008
    southern tier,NY

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