July 28, 2010

Outside Nest Boxes

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Today is WIP (work-in-progress) Wednesday on one of my other blogs, so I thought I'd share step by step photos of how we built the outside nest boxes on the small coop.  We're in the process of re-doing the larger coop and will be making them much the same.

Big Bertha likes the new nest boxes

Even though I still had nest boxes in the large coop, every one of my six laying hens started laying in the nest boxes in the smaller coop as soon as I opened it up.  It's been two months now and they've never laid another egg in their own coop since.  It will be interesting to see what they do when I have the outside nest boxes on the large coop finished.

To play along on WIP Wednesday, or to see what other projects my readers are working on, click Rosie's picture.

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Callie said...

Those are some very nice nest boxes! Lucky chickens!

Callie said...

P.S. I like that cabbage on a stick idea. Much easier than hanging it up. Thanks.