Simple chicken nest box from scrap wood

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  1. Wholeview

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    Thanks for posting Joe. Classy nest box. How many chickens do you run for six boxes. We have around ten hens in each dome of the mandala and they share a grass catcher from a lawnmower. We tried to put several in each but the chooks just wait their turn to go in the same one. Our hens love the dark confinment of the grass catcher. I like your sloping roof. Is that to make cleaning easy?
     
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    Thanks Purplepear, we have 20 chickens right now. The sloping roof prevents the mess more than making it easy to clean, they can't sit on the steep 45° top.

    I like your site, very impressive setup. Using the grass catcher is clever, I have never seen that before.
     
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    Nice design and handiwork! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Luxury! When I twere a lass, our chooks, there were 150 layin in a shoe box in t' middle o road....

    (sorry PP, couldn't resist).


    Nice blogpost Wholeview.
     
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    Ah Peter Cook and Duddley Morre - I live that story.
     

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