What do your ensting boxes look like? Updated w/ pic.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken Frenzie, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Chicken Frenzie

    Chicken Frenzie Chicken Whisperer

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    Well, we used to have wooden crates, they only liked the enclosed one.. so we upgrated to something WAY better & bigger!

    We have this liek shelve thing..
    It's mmmm... like those storage things, you know how it's liek a sorter.. they absolutly love it! It's like boxed stacked on top of each other.. but connected.. we have like 20 and 7 hens 1 pullet and a rooster.. but they love it and it's so fun searching for eggs! What do yours look like ?

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  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I have 3 different types, one I don't have pictures of one of them and they don't even use it. But here are pictures of the other two types:
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    They like the ones in the first pictures and yes there is cats in them in the picture. [​IMG]
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I borrowed this photo from a BYCer's page because I think it's perfect for a lot of chickens. Someday I will have a coop large enough to utilize this method.
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  4. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my covered kitty litter box boecuse I can easily pick it up to remove eggs...very light wt for moving a broody hen too.
     
  5. RedReiner

    RedReiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh I like that idea!!!
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Now if only my broody would choose the litter box or plastic bin instead of the nailed down ones.... I agree this is VERY handy; they can abandon a nest in a heartbeat if you move them.
     
  7. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    We use several different kinds, this is an old comercial nest box in our grow out coop [​IMG] and this one is a corner bookshelf, turned on it's side and we added a perch in front to make it easier for the hens to enter [​IMG] we also use old milk crates, wooden boxes and a few we custom made, just don't have pictures of them on this computer.
     
  8. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 old litter boxes, 1 tote with a hole cut in the side and a community nest box above out grain tote storage. I only have a pic of the one box right now.
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  9. krazeepolack

    krazeepolack Chillin' With My Peeps

    I shelf mounted eight of the large cat litter square buckets, just short of waist high (for me) & spray painted the insides black for thier little privacy. All of them are w/the narrowest side down for head room, & in a single line against the wall. Today is 20 weeks & two days-so I'm waiting to see something else besides golf balls in the nests. I have an 8" board in front ot the nest for easy in/out. A 2" lip in front of the buckets helps hold the wood chips in. This waiting is B_O_R_I_N_ G!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    I have 19 hens...they usually use 2, sometimes 3 boxes. I have it so that the kids could collect eggs without risking letting the chickens out or the dogs in. I still love collecting eggs!!
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