Show me your Nesting Box plans? Any out there?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RUMBLON, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. RUMBLON

    RUMBLON Out Of The Brooder

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    I have turned a portion of my barn/ shed side into a chicken coop. I am ready to add some nesting boxes to the left side that I can access from the outside of the coop. I am looking for some plans or dimensions, ect? Thought I woulc hceck here first. I would like to do 3 to 6 boxes along the left side of this coop area, where the large slidding glass door is resting.

    Also, how high should the nesting boxes be off of the ground. I will also add perches for them to roost in other areas.

    Thanks

    RUMBLON



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  2. CherryChick

    CherryChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are about ready to build nesting boxes for our new coop we just built. We are looking into figuring out our own design so when the hen lays her egg it will gently roll into an area where they can't get to them. Right now our girls really love eating their eggs. It makes it hard to make sure they can't because I work long shifts 15-17 hours
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    They are supposed to be low to the ground so they won't roost in/on them.

    I will share mine, but not sure how you could make it work in your pen.

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