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Milk carton nest box

chicken pasture nest boxThis plastic milk carton was easy to attach to the wall with several dry wall screws.

Installing it near a hole makes egg access easy without entering the coop.

What you don't see is a roost at the half way point to make getting up there easier for the girls.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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And what about the cold wind on the poor chicken's back???
Comment by Jayne Sun Oct 17 09:26:11 2010
We don't get wind back here but once or twice a year. That's probably why our chickens do so well in tractors year round.
Comment by anna Sun Oct 17 17:51:44 2010

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