Update on the nest boxes....They are finished and installed!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BettyR, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls were 16 weeks old yesterday; in anticipation of the big day fast approaching when we get the first egg, DH is building their nest boxes.

    I went to town and got some fake eggs to put in the nests. I can’t wait…this is such a stupid thing to get excited over but I can’t help myself.

    I’m a chicken nerd what can I say.


    This is the work in progress:

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    DH finished and installed them on Saturday...I went down to the feed store and bought some fake eggs; one for each nest. The girls are really checking them out, one of the girls was sitting on a fake egg this morning but no eggs yet.

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    Last edited: Aug 12, 2008
  2. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are great, way nicer than my boxes. lol You never know when the girls are going to start laying so it doesn't hurt to be ready a bit early.
     
  3. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Early? You don't know my DH! Trust me I will be lucky if this little project doesn't take 3 weeks. [​IMG]
     
  4. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol I got so tired of waiting for my dh to do something about nest boxes, i finally did them myself. I also built the roosts, pulled fence on the run, and the pasture, dug/pounded/cemented the t-posts for the unfenced portion of the pasture, etc. good luck.
     
  5. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm impressed!!

    Thanks:)
     
  6. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You haven't seen them, so you might be impressed too soon. lol Nothing I've done could pass for contractor-worthy, but it gets the job done, and I don't think the birds carethat much what their roost looks like, so long as it's there.
     
  7. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what you mean, DH went to all the trouble to build roosts for them and they only use the roost as a ladder to get high enough to fly up into the rafters of the coop.
     
  8. shareneh

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    You are going to love it when you find that first egg. I was wondering and waiting for my chickens to give me eggs and today was the big day for me![​IMG] I found three eggs in the corner of the coop. They were small but they were all together and get this, no nest boxes yet. So keep your eyes open, your girls may suprise you.
     
  9. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How old are your girls and what breeds do you have?
     
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  10. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Beautifully done! [​IMG] How nice to have a handyman about the house....

    Carla
     

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