turn nest boxes into feeders?

sheeshshe

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OK, my dad got me these rectangle thick plastic containers that held tools at his work. they are extremely sturdy and the plastic is thicker than a 5 gal bucket... I was looking at my coop (free coop in the process of fixing up) and thought that since I was being lazy and didn't feel like sawing out the 2 nest boxes that I didn't want, I could utilize that space to hold the rectangular bucket thingies. I would turn them into feeders and waterers or just 2 feeders or something.

Here are the 2 spaces which I would put these containers in...


now, they would hang off the end of the boxes about 1 1.2 inches.

1st question... what can I use as a tray for these to make it work as a feeder?

2nd question... do you think it is alright if I use their nightly perch and double it as a feeding perch? can I still put a poop board under that?


any suggestions? Thank you!
 

sillybirds

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I'm not familiar with the rectangular tool boxes you're referring to. Maybe you could post a picture of one.

Second, I'm not sure what you're talking about when you mention a feeding perch. My chickens just eat when they're on the ground/floor. Maybe you can explain.
 

sheeshshe

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the rectangular feed boxes will sit in those nest boxes.... I would put a perch in front of it so that they can eat and sleep there...

I can post pictures later perhaps when its not pouring outside!!


I'm trying to utilize those extra nest boxes and free up floor space.....
 

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