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Comments On - How to Build a Nest Box


Presently, our hens nests r a couple feet off the ground, using big white pails.,I've made a sloped roof with a perch over that. I also cut out a board with holes to place infront of the nests in hopes to reduce light as I've read.
Are the nests to be on the floor as I've read here to keep them from sleeping in the nests...I have a couple girls preferring this to the perch at night! There r also a couple breaking n eating the eggs. They get crushed shells w feed. One bad problem I have is that one hen is picking the others n scratching them n pulling theur feathers large n small! They look like miniature turkey vultures!
Fran, Wooler, ON
Posted: 10/14/2014 8:32:03 PM
I like what you showed but I am such a clutz so decided to buy mine instead of waste time and money messing up the wood and just ordered since I found online a place right here in Oklahoma that makes ratproof feeders. www.thecarpentershop.net and it is working well. I wish I could build things but I am construction challenged.
kekaha, norman, OK
Posted: 6/26/2013 6:17:27 PM
Nice & simple!
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 6/2/2013 6:13:34 AM
Good to know
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 11/22/2012 8:25:17 AM
This was totally useful and we now have nest boxes. We didn't stick to your plans because we were using scrap that we dug out of the garage, but a very helpful video never-the-less.
Thank you
Miranda, Mallorca, Spain, FL
Posted: 9/26/2012 3:34:15 AM
Looks nice if you have just a few hens.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 9/13/2012 10:37:47 PM
Very cool! Thank you
Chuck, Reno, NV
Posted: 1/20/2012 4:03:05 AM
Good info!
Chris, Kannapolis, NC
Posted: 8/25/2011 7:58:40 PM
Nice straight forward project.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 4/17/2011 5:38:27 AM
thanks for the simple and straightforward instructions
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 4/14/2011 11:24:08 AM
Looks nice!
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 4/11/2011 11:55:47 PM

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