August 18, 2010

Outside Nest Boxes on Big Coop

Since today is WIP Wednesday on my crochet blog, I thought I'd share the nest boxes we're building for the larger coop.  Click Rosie's pic to see who else is participating in WIP Wednesday, and play along!
The girls like the outside nest boxes in the smaller coop, and I wanted them on the big coop to free up more floor space.  Having the nest boxes outside will allow more room to move around and also more breathing space come winter when they'll be cooped up for longer periods of time with the cold temps and shorter days.

Lurch and Ruby checking things out

Lurch making sure we're on task

None of the girls seemed interested in going in yet, so I put the 
dishpan (their old nest box) in there to give them a clue

Finished boxes from inside

The photo above makes the nest boxes look pretty small, but they're much 
larger than they look from that angle.  I could almost fit two dishpans in there.

Here's a better shot of the inside of one nest box

Just needs a coat of primer and paint

What're you working on?


Steady On said...

Those are awesome -- you do such good work!Hopefully they're productive, too

Susan Hamlin

The Chicken Keepers said...

Nice looking boxes! We need to built new ones. LOL :~) Just something else to add to the "to do" list! Hope they are laying well for you.

The Chicken Keepers

Marilisa Kinney Sachteleben said...

Lurch considers himself barnyard supervisor, doesn't he? My cats always supervise when Alb does any outdoor work. Even if it has nothing to do with them. Good work. My WIP is (well along with my attitude), a general purging of the house. I working with the hoarders in residence (Emma and Dad) to dung out their respective areas, while I dung the upper floor. It felt great to bring a trunk and back seat full of toys, clothes and household to our local mission thrift store. I guess our nest boxes are getting a facelift too.

Becky's Barnyard said...

I really like the nest boxes. What a great job you did. I need to do some work on mine.

Marsha S said...

How neat!

I'm in checking out the links added that I missed in last weeks WIP

CarolineNot said...

They're wonderful and made with enviable precision. Great job! Lovely new ID photo you have, too. Ü