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What nesting box should I get? 5 chicks, just getting ready, under $100 bucks?
 

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It doesn't have to be anything fancy, just a designated place. I've seen 10 gallon buckets on their sides used for nesting boxes.
 

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My girls have had stacked milk crates with a basin held inside with a bungee cord! They don't care. They just want a place to cozy down and leave that sweet egg. Sometimes it doesn't matter there are "other" nests available. Only one specific nest will do on that particular day. :p
 

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My girls have had stacked milk crates with a basin held inside with a bungee cord! They don't care. They just want a place to cozy down and leave that sweet egg. Sometimes it doesn't matter there are "other" nests available. Only one specific nest will do on that particular day. :p
Lol!!! :):):)
 

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Shouldn't they all have their own box though?
 

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I just screwed together some scrap plywood and painted it. ( 2 boxes )
They are easy to remove from the coop and easy to clean when necessary.
I put about 4 inches of dried hay in the bottom of each ( there's a 4-inch plywood front lower-lip on each box to retain the hay ).
They are approx. 14 inches wide, 16 inches deep, and 12 inches high ......if memory serves correctly.
My hens seemed to know what they were for.....instinctively. ??? go figure. ???
 

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Would a big ol' tire work?
 

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We had geese that would make a nest in a tire that was around. Chickens might as well. I love all the hens piled in one nest!
 
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