Square buckets for nesting box

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jmeeter88, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would some of those squared-off buckets laid on their side be good nesting boxes for my hens? Or would that be too small / cramped for them?
     
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  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    if their 5 gallon buckets,, its plenty of room,, if they can fit in them, and turn around,, its fine,, some like "close quarters" [​IMG]
     
  3. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, 'cause I see on MyPetChicken.com they sell this thing:

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    The openings of those are 12" wide and 10" deep... Seems like about a 5 gallon paint bucket!.
     
  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i have 5 gallon round buckets for mine,, some people cut them,, some dont,, i did the first time,, but next 1 i do im just gonna leave it like it is. ( hint,, on the rounds ya need to attach 2 pieces of wood, 1 each side,, to keep them from rolling round on the floor,, hahaha
     

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