What do your Nesting Boxes look like??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MjChickens, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. MjChickens

    MjChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was hoping you could post pictures of what nesting boxes you have and where you have them placed at in your coop. I am trying to get some good ideas, because I would like to change mine. Thanks in advance..
     
  2. signdmush228

    signdmush228 New Egg

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    Mine are 4 wooden slabs with a board nailed across the top. Fill it with hay and there you go![​IMG]
     
  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    In one side of the coop, I used milk crates sitting upright and half full of straw and grass for overflow. Have seen recycling bins used and thinking about using them since their smooth plastic and would clean easy.
     
  4. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. MjChickens

    MjChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you for the thread very helpful, I did not see this one when I don't a search. Thanks again
     
  6. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    I use what ever they will sit in. In the large coop DH guilt ahelves that has boards around it that will hold wood shavings and prevent eggs from rolling off. They like those. He put in dividers but they still tend to pile up in one. In the sizzle pen Iput one of thseo plastic storage containers that would hold a pair of shoes and they like that till I added more boxes for the other girls that are about to lay. I put shipping boxes in there of a couple different sizes and the hens laying now picked the biggest and tallest one and deserted the plastic one they've had. My other hen has the same plastic type and another hen has a "bin" type box. It has 3 sides and a short lip on the front so nothing falls out. My silkies won't even sit in them but the oegb likes it.

    You can put different types of boxes and containers in the pen and let them choose what they want. Thats pretty much what I do. My house chicken likes wicker baskets. She squawks like a crazy chicken if I try to put anything else in her cage. Her last basket got all nasty and I took it out and she went berzerk. She is such a DIVA. She's about to go out to live in the sizzle pen, maybe. [​IMG] I need to bring in a hen to sit on some eggs for me but I don't want snakes getting to them
     
  7. TarainNC

    TarainNC Out Of The Brooder

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    My nesting boxes are dresser drawers I picked up from Habitat for Humanity's Restore for $1 a peice. They are sitting on a wooden shelf inside the coop. They are easy to empty and refill.
     
  8. MjChickens

    MjChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for everyones great ideas. Now I just need to figure which one is best for me. [​IMG]
     
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    goldtopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    seanb Chillin' With My Peeps

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