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nest boxes

Post by millipede » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:49 am

Yesterday I decided to throw a couple of nest boxes together. I had some plywood laying around so that's what I used. I basically started with the bottom being 16" x 16". The sides I cut 16" x 14" so it would slope down. I cut the back 17 1/2" x 16" and the top I cut 17 1/2" x 18". Then a small strip in the front to hold the hay in, hopefully.
I moved a few birds around yesterday and hopefully they will use these. They lay wherever it feels comfortable, but they also have a loft with some hay in it, so I'll have to check for eggs there as well.
I nailed the boxes onto a 4"x4" in the pen.
I'll get some pictures later today when I go feed everyone and check for eggs.


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Re: nest boxes

Post by Nicki » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:11 pm

I'm needing to make some new nest boxes too so I can't wait to see some pics...might use them for plans lol
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Re: nest boxes

Post by millipede » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:57 pm

Here's a few pictures. Nothing special but it works.
Here's a few muscovies on top
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/9029 ... tbxyt1.jpg
Here's the two nailed to the 4x4 post
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/1182/nestboxtl2.jpg
Here's inside one of them, first day in use.
http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/3742/eggsuv4.jpg

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"But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:"
- Job 12:7

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