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Hello Permies!

I have 8 nesting boxes in total and I cleaned out 7 (I have a broody hen that I didn't feel like disturbing)

Dirty Boxes:





Emptying the Boxes:





Adding DE:




Clean Boxes with new shavings! :



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Clean out the boxes. The top ones are an ancient file cabinet and the bottom is reused mayo buckets but the are to small.

Whatever this worth
The bottom picture is a window I made out of recycled glass Folgers jars. I stacked them a mortar them in place.
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Dirty boxes and a broody
Dirty boxes and a broody
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Scraped out
Scraped out
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Almost done
Almost done
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Filled
Filled
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Homemade window
Homemade window
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Today I got started on my Animal Care PEP Badge. First up, cleaning out four chicken next boxes.

Nest boxes needing to be cleaned out.

Old straw removed, boxes swept out, and DE being sprinkled in each box,

Cleaned out, fresh straw, ready to go!
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here is my submission


2 dirty boxes                                                                                                             2 more dirty boxes


Cleaning the boxes



Boxes filled with planer shavings from the summer!                                      
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In my Coopenheimer Barn, we converted an old book case to nesting boxes, below are some picture of them dirty, and clean. For those that are wondering why I use feed bags, I noticed that I have a few chicken and ducks that will sit on the edge and poop into the nesting boxes, when I add the white feed bag this doesn't happen. I'm not sure if its the texture of the bags, or the colour. But, this is my tactics to reuse all mine, and all those around me, (I ask for everyone used feed bags so less go into the waste stream)

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Dirty
Dirty
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Dirty
Dirty
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Adding Fresh
Adding Fresh
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4 Clean
4 Clean
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Clean
Clean
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