Will milk crates make a good nesting box.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by runnerduck, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. runnerduck

    runnerduck New Egg

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    I saw some milk crates on Criagslist for 1.00 and before I go and buy 25 milk crates, I wanted to know if anyone uses them like that.

    thanks, Runnerduck - (aka andreaseggs)
     
  2. CHICKEN little 1

    CHICKEN little 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used them before. They work just fine. [​IMG]
     
  3. walbarbsa

    walbarbsa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me, too, and they work well.l
     
  4. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Works fine for us!
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    works fine for me too, the one I use is longer than a regular one and less deap but they seem to like it.
     
  6. runnerduck

    runnerduck New Egg

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    Thanks everyone, so I'll go out and get a bunch of them. I'm hatching Black copper marans and I want to make them their own pen but without spending any more money. My husband hasn't gotten over the price tag on them.
     
  7. CHICKEN little 1

    CHICKEN little 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrads on the Marans. Your 1 lucky chick! Your husband must really love you. [​IMG]

    By the way [​IMG]
     
  8. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find milk crates used as nest boxes easier to clean. Just take them out dump them in the compost pole, put them back and add straw or chips. Takes a lot more time to write how to do it than to do it.
     
  9. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have one for my four laying age (notice I didn't say they are actually paying rent yet) hens. Two squeeze in there at a time, but they seem to take turns sitting on the wooden dummy eggs i hae in there. And one in the silkie coop. They seem to ignore it.
     
  10. garnet

    garnet Out Of The Brooder

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    when you use milk crates for nesting boxes does the straw or chips fall out of the bottom? Do you put something in it/under it to hold in the stuffing? Is a milk crate big enough for a heavy bird like an Orpington?

    And, does anyone have pictures of their milk crate nesting boxes? Thanks so much!
     

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