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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mawchickkidie, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Mawchickkidie

    Mawchickkidie Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    Wister, Oklahoma
    Do you have an Ingenous nest box design, or even a goofy but works design, or have your hens come up with their on design or place? Post your Nest Box Pics and Ideas here. Lets see what ya'll got![​IMG][​IMG]:eek:


    DENALI Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2008
    Aunt Angus, emrya, Hollzie69 and 7 others like this.
  3. Cluckin' crazy

    Cluckin' crazy In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2008
    I was going to flip some milk crates on there sides but after looking at your bucket 'O' hens I might just grab a bunch of buckets (for free from work) and save myself the trouble of stealing the milk crates. Nice job.
  4. Mawchickkidie

    Mawchickkidie Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    Wister, Oklahoma
    We use 18 gal totes for everything, and my hubby, made our nest box out of those. In one pen he cut a square hole on the short end and then wired it to the out side of the pen so that we could check the nest with out going into the pen itself. In another pen he placed the tote or tub which ever ya'll want to call them, inside the pen, and cut 2 small square holes in the longer side of the tote, and then put a wire seperator inthe middle of the tub to make 2 nests, and then use a peice of wire to hold up the doors to the nests, so that when we get a broody hen we can shut the door so she will have her privacy.
    We have also got a hooded cat litter box for a nest box, stacked buckets, and old srcape radio cover and an old washing machine shell, for nest boxs.
    I find they will lay in about anything as long as it is an enclosed space.
    I will post pics later.

  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Here are our nest boxes. 2 of ours were made out of an old plexiglass fish fry(baby) rearing tank that had been collecting dust in our shed for many years...




    In place...


    I used sections of old soaker hose on the front section of the boxes to protect the girls' feet and left-over paint to paint them.

    Cost to build them: nothing [​IMG]

    more pix

  6. nautical_bouy

    nautical_bouy Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Beaver PA
    I have a friend that takes hard hats from work, removes the suspensions, and fills them with straw.
  7. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
  8. willheveland

    willheveland Songster

    Jan 29, 2008
    southern tier,NY
    ours is just scrap wood and a few dish pans. will
  9. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I just made one out of a cat litter container like that and my bantams love it. I just cut a whole in the lid for them to go in, rather than the larger opening that you have! [​IMG]
    NicoleinSA and GreenWoman1218 like this.
  10. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Ours are just some lumber we had left over from another project put together.

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