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Metal Nest box

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Shea » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:47 am


I'm looking for recomendations for a metal nesting box standard size. I have been using homemade wooden or permanent attached boxes, but this one doe will NOT stop chewing/destroying them. So she needs a metal one at least till I replace her. Any preferences?

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Re: Metal Nest box

Post Number:#2  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:56 pm


I like the ones with the perforated bottoms...
however, they are harder to clean...
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Re: Metal Nest box

Post Number:#3  Unread postby hotzcatz » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:31 am


You could put a layer of tin cans over the edges of the wooden boxes. Tin snips to make a tin can into strips, (bend the edges over so they aren't sharp). Fold them over the edges of the wooden nest box and then nail or staple them on. Plus give the doe chunks of a hardwood/fruit tree to chew on so she'd got something other than her hutch furnishings to munch.
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