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Looks great... Well done!!

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I'll put in my order for 8 boxes thanks Adam;) :)

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And with one of the nest boxes attached

 

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Next time I'll be using something a bit less flexible for the base, as the plyboard has a tendency to bend, which will make it more difficult to fit the metal trays.

 

I still have to make the trays and the divider - my task for the weekend.

 

Anyway, it's all a learning experience and I'm sure these will do me for the first few seasons!

 

 

Suggest you cut your nestbox doors so when you lift it up nothing falls out. Two thirds of the door you lift and one third stays put. Just remove the nestbox door and run it through the saw and put back in two sections.

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Just a suggestion based on personal preference - cut the nest box holes hard to one side of the box and then make the concave on the far opposite side. In my experience hens love to lay as far from the nest hole as possible as it feels more secure. They will lay in most style boxes, but I have known a few breeders to experience troubles with nest boxes with center drilled holes and central based concaves where the hen will lay her eggs and repeatedly drag/roll them to the furthest darkest corner.

 

Since your holes are facing away from the light it shouldnt be a problem, but like i said - just a thought :)

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And with one of the nest boxes attached

 

tn_IMG_0143.jpg

 

tn_IMG_0144.jpg

 

Next time I'll be using something a bit less flexible for the base, as the plyboard has a tendency to bend, which will make it more difficult to fit the metal trays.

 

I still have to make the trays and the divider - my task for the weekend.

 

Anyway, it's all a learning experience and I'm sure these will do me for the first few seasons!

 

 

Suggest you cut your nestbox doors so when you lift it up nothing falls out. Two thirds of the door you lift and one third stays put. Just remove the nestbox door and run it through the saw and put back in two sections.

 

Like this

 

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Thanks guys! Appreciate our advice.

Will do that Kaz, cheers.

 

Haha if they were easy to make and took less time I could do them for you, but unfortunately they arent sorry.haha

 

Lets just hope they work okay!!

Thanks again guys

 

Finally finished my project today (except Kaz's advice, i will cut the doors tomorrow)

Fixed the nesting boxes, perches and put handles on my trays.

 

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Now to find some hens for my cocks!!

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these are good :)

thats a great idea kaz

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