Simple nesting box

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Ponte, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Ponte

    Ponte Chirping

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    on another post I was advised that my 16 week old Buff Orpington need nesting boxes ASAP.
    Unfortunately I had a woodworking mishap this weekend which required surgery therefore I am not able to construct anything.
    Need ideas as to what I can give them to use as a nesting box till I recover.

    Thanks
     
  2. Mvan42

    Mvan42 Songster

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    I have seen buckets on their side with bedding, plastic bins, milk crates, anything really that has som privacy.
    Feel better
     
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  3. Ponte

    Ponte Chirping

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    I thought of placing a bucket but does it have to be screwed in so it does not roll ?
    Also can it be on the ground ?
     
  4. Perris

    Perris Crowing

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    a couple of bricks or big stones either side should hold it steady. Or use a washing up bowl. Either can work on the ground. Hope you heal soon!
     
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  5. TwoChicksChix

    TwoChicksChix Songster

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    I literally use small bins from target or a store as such that the bird can easily get in and out of. With nesting material inside. Makes the easiest way to get a nest Vic for them as well as clean them out once a week. 7C401CDB-C90F-4A36-9960-6D002AAF6AF2.jpeg 40D6B167-3AA7-4F41-B8DE-67EF31A0BD83.jpeg
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    OhNO...what did you do?!

    First thought was a covered kitty litter box.
    ...or a bin or tote at least 12x12x12".
    Can you get someone to cut an entrance hole?
     
  8. Helloworld

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    We take a piece of plywood and cut it in half and lean up against a wall. Hay on the floor and changed every other day unless yucky. We quit doing nest when I got tired of everyone using same nest and then broody would hog it. This way, all can lay and some can brood. Works well so far.
     
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  9. FlyingNunFarm

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    I use rubbermaid or off brand totes. With back to school coming there will be lots of them around. I lay them on their side and have a board in front to keep the shavings in. I also have one that I cut a hole in the lid a little off center and snap the lid on.
     
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  10. Ponte

    Ponte Chirping

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    Appreciate all the great ideas.
    To answer art question, I was routing a piece of ironwood, making yard furniture when the bit caught on the wood and pulled my wrist into the blade. The good news is the surgeon was able to reconnect the nerves and that I learned a good lesson

    Once again, appreciate the great ideas.
     
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