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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.

Blue Coop Nesting Boxes

The slanting roof will prevent the birds from perching atop them and pooping on it. And there are alighting perches at the front of the nestboxes, and preventative 4 inch barriers at the back to prevent eggs from rolling off. Source: backyardchickens.com

Blue Coop Nesting Boxes

Repurposing Milk Crates as Economical Nesting Boxes

In keeping with the trend of saving money while raising chickens, it makes sense to also consider the ways in which you can save money on nesting boxes. Source: chickenforum.com

Repurposing Milk Crates as Economical Nesting Boxes

Bucket Nesting Boxes

Well, for a roosting board, it could be one tree branch or one 2″by 4″ board. For 2 hens you would only need one roosting board big enough for both. Be sure and add ventilation. Source: backyardchickens.com

Bucket Nesting Boxes

DIY Chicken Nesting Boxes Using Kitty Litter Buckets

DIY nesting boxes for the main chicken coop. Some extensive repairs were made on the main coop and some additional coop space was added. In the below picture, you can see the buckets with fresh hay ready for the little ladies.  Source: stealthsurvival.blogspot.co.uk
DIY Chicken Nesting Boxes Using Kitty Litter Buckets

Roll Out Nesting Boxes

Nest boxes designed for eggs to roll forward, the screen shows which boxes have the eggs. It prevents egg eating and keeps them cleaner. Easy to clean nest box – simple pull it out rinse it off. Source: Dawseyandsons

Roll Out Nesting Boxes

Plastic Storage Bins

We bought 4 plastic storage bins at walmart for $3 and change each.  The boxes are 18″ x 21″.  We mounted them to the 2 x 4s, spaced evenly apart using wood screws in the bottom of the boxes. Source: backyardchickens.com

Plastic Storage Bins

Buckets Make Great Nest Boxes For Your Hens

5 Gallon Buckets Make A Great Nest Box Set Up. Build A Wooden Frame To Hold Your 5 Gallon Buckets. Put Hay Or Straw In The Bottom Of The Buckets To Encourage Your Hens To Lay Their Eggs There. Source: hubpages.com

Buckets Make Great Nest Boxes For Your Hens

Using HVAC fittings for chicken nest boxes

What a great use for those hvac fittings so simple but sop practice at the same time. Source: Teri Mercer via pinterest
Using HVAC fittings for chicken nest boxes

Recycled Nesting Boxes

It is made from a cheap corner bookcase turned on it’s side with a 1′ x 2′ perch added to the front for access. The rest are all metal nest boxes, old milk crates and custom built wooden ones. Source: backyardchickens.com

Recycled Nesting Boxes

Repurposing Ideas For Chickens

That’s a pretty brilliant and cheap way to build a nesting box, a old dresser, I like it. Source: thehomesteadingboards.com

Repurposing Ideas For Chickens

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