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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Wolfwoman, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Nesting boxes!!

    I wasn't sure if this should go here or in egglaying...

    Anyways, I am in the process of moving and will need to construct new nesting boxes. Am looking for possibly freestanding as the coop is going to be a dog kennel.

    Any input is appreciated.
     
  2. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a picture of my nesting boxes I built from scrap lumber. It's a 8 box cluster with a slanted board over the top to prevent roosting on top of the boxes, the slant top is hinged and I keep empty egg cartons there to collect the eggs in. The slanted fronts of the boxes is also hinged, so I can shut off the nest boxes when I have juveniles making the transition from floor to roost. Otherwise the Juveniles will try to roost in the boxes and foul them. I built this by "winging it" with no plans, just scrap and an idea of what I wanted to end up with. There are also little "egg doors" that I can open in the back of the boxes from outside for a reach in to obtain eggs rather then go in the coop. (For the Missus and wimpy kids, I go in the coop)

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  3. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    I like this! I especially like the slanted front because right now mine roost on the front edge and poop INTO the box... [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Love the comments, your chickens are very talented.
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I'll have to see if I have good pics....
     
  6. moondog425

    moondog425 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from inside the coop.
    [​IMG] from the outside looking through the top door.
    [​IMG]The whole coop, nesting boxes on the left.
     
  7. abercrombie575

    abercrombie575 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We made these nesting boxes out of an old dog house. It works just fine. I like going into the coop to gather my eggs so I have a chance to look in on all of my girls. I just put hinges on the back of the lid and a handle on the front to lift and get eggs out. You can see that we put it on legs so it sits about 12-18 inches off the ground.
     
  8. ZombieChickens

    ZombieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easiest nesting boxes EVER!!!!!
     
  9. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    OMG I love the bucket ones! I could even put them on a stand... how do you keep the other birds from roosting on the front??
     
  10. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    I have 2 nest boxes for 5-- soon to be 6 hens. [​IMG]

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    I need to add a 2 inch high strip of wood in front of them, then I'll be done.
     

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