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Storage tote for nest box?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by crawfordmama, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Lakes Region, NH
    Could I use a large storage tote, 34L x 20H x 18D, for a nest box for 6 pullets? It would be sort of a community box with no separation.
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    Yep, works great! Mine get to share a plastic dog house. [​IMG]
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I had 3 that shared the same large kitty litterbox. Tote would be fine
  4. TK421

    TK421 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Central TX
    Sounds Ok to me. I've seen some great coops like this that stack 5 gall buckets on their side for nestboxes. You would only need 2 max.
  5. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

    Mar 1, 2009
    Muskogee OK
    sounds fine- i have 6 nestboxes, one is a tote- they prefer it over the nest boxes, and the feed bin!
  6. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Sure, why not? Mine also have a plastic doghouse (it was free from a neighbor!)

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