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Hang on nest box dimensions

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Shea » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:12 pm


Im trying to plan out the dimensions for a hang-on nest box. Im not sure how big to make the opening nor what length it should be. These will be for Standard Satins 7-8lbs.

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This is my basic idea, the boxes I will either add hooks or screw to the cage sides, but the dimensions just aren't coming together for me.

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Re: Hang on nest box dimensions

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Dwc77 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:13 pm


I have meat mutts mostly nzw my nest boxes are mounted to my cages and set on a 2" steel angle that spans the two brackets Mounted to my garage. My boxes are if I remember right 14" x 15" x 12" tall with a 4 1/2" x 5" hole. Then I have some wire j clipped above the hole so I can shut my does out when they don't have litter's. Then I hinged a 5" x 5" peep hole on the back wall of my box with a hook on it. I just love my set up but I also made all of it from the cages to the brackets to the boxes so maybe I'm just full of myself :lol: I will try to attach a picture of mine
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Re: Hang on nest box dimensions

Post Number:#3  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:11 am


I have had similar setups, I think my doors were a little wider, but that was probably not important, my nests just had a bracket they hung on, and I took them off when not in use... My nests hung lower, and the hole was nearer the top of the nest box [to help keep kits from being drug out]. -- I like that setup- frees up cage space...
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Re: Hang on nest box dimensions

Post Number:#4  Unread postby Shea » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:34 am


That is what I was thinking. The kits would have to climb to get out, but could "fall" in. 10" wide and say 15" long? That is standard size I think?

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Re: Hang on nest box dimensions

Post Number:#5  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:39 pm


Shea wrote:That is what I was thinking. The kits would have to climb to get out, but could "fall" in. 10" wide and say 15" long? That is standard size I think?


on the cage side of the nest box-, I had to extend the front of the box up [instead of down like your drawing] and hook the nest box to the top of the cage- because the weight of the nest box was too much when I fastened it low on the cage side. It would bend the wire on the cage side out, making a mess.

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Shea wrote: 10" wide and say 15" long? That is standard size I think?

For my NZ ,-I used 11 x 15 inside measurements-and it was fine- so your dimensions should also be fine...
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Re: Hang on nest box dimensions

Post Number:#6  Unread postby Shea » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:36 pm


My hutch has plywood sides, so I will prolly just screw it on.

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Well ai hot the nest boxes built and attached. And you think by now I would know better then to rush a wood working poject. :oops: I forgot to factor in using 1x10's for the side panels so my interior dimensions are 10x13.

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It may be a week early for my girls to have their nest boxes but they enthusiasticly stripped every leftover piece of hay from their cages and filled those boxes already. :D

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Re: Hang on nest box dimensions

Post Number:#7  Unread postby Dood » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:45 am


Mine are roughly 20"x12"x 12" with a 5" X 5"opening
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Re: Hang on nest box dimensions

Post Number:#8  Unread postby Shea » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:19 pm


Yeah I'd have rather had them larger, but by time I realized the measurements were off I had cut all the pieces. :/

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