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20 Do It Yourself Nesting Box Ideas

20 Do It Yourself Nesting Box Ideas

20 Do It Yourself Nesting Box Ideas

The Main reason to have nesting boxes is to make sure that your hens are happy to lay their eggs.The nesting boxes need to be clean an be a place to relax and give them privacy. A properly built nest assures that eggs are kept in a good environment for collection or hatching.

In case you have limited budget for your birds but have some spare time then you can save money by building custom made nesting boxes instead of purchasing costly one from the market. Here is a collection of 20 Do It Yourself nesting boxes that your hens will just love to lay there eggs in.

Easy DIY Wooden Half Barrel Chicken Nesting Box

If you free range, you can put it out in the yard where your flock has decided they are going to lay their eggs to try to encourage them to lay in the box instead of under a bush or on the ground. Source: grit.com

Easy DIY Wooden Half Barrel Chicken Nesting Box
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Building a Roll-away Nest Box

We were having a constant problem with eggs being broken and eaten, and with very dirty eggs. Cleaning the eggs was taking a significant amount of time, and it was a nasty, smelly job. We needed roll-away nest boxes. Source: southernagrarian.com

Building a Roll-away Nest Box

Chicken Nest Box Plans

This step by step diy project is about free chicken nest box plans. Building nesting boxes is the next step after assembling the chicken coop. Source: myoutdoorplans.com

Chicken Nest Box Plans

Plastic Chicken Nesting Box Plans

Buying a nesting box (or boxes) for your chickens can be expensive.  If you are looking to save a little money, here are some plans for the DIY nesting boxes. Source: suburbanstoneage.com
Plastic Chicken Nesting Box Plans

Easy & cheap nesting boxes for hens

Get large plastic bowls and use those for the boxes. They are easy to clean, durable,  and cheap!  I paid $1 each for these at Walmart. Source: kraftykritters00.blogspot.co.uk

Easy & cheap nesting boxes for hens

1×12 Wood Bulk Bins

DIY Wood bulk bins from 1×12 boards – easy plan which are very easy to follow. Source: ana-white.com

1x12 Wood Bulk Bins

Side Cabinet Nesting Box

I really liked this one because it’s a simple box construction, but the actual nests are made from dishpans with the front cut out. Source:

Side Cabinet Nesting Box

Wine Box Nesting Boxes

If you can get some handy wine boxes then you can build this super easy wine box nesting box Source: simplybizzy.tumblr.com
Wine Box Nesting Boxes

Cat Litter Nesting Box

It is just the right size, comfy when full of shavings, light and easy to carry by the handle on top, and easy to clean. Source: backyardchickens.com
Cat Litter Nesting Box

Nesting Box – Single

So I went out in the garage and built a quick nesting box out of a 1×12 board, a few cedar fence pickets and some scrap 1x2s. Source: ana-white.com
Nesting Box - Single

Easy to Make Nesting Boxes for Chickens

There are a lot of different designs and options out there for chicken nest boxes. I wanted to design one that’s (a) Easy to make yourself, and (b) something your chickens will love. Source: Becky’s Homestead
Easy to Make Nesting Boxes for Chickens

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