10 DIY Chicken Nesting Box Ideas

10 DIY Chicken Nesting Box Ideas




The nesting boxes are a must for any chicken farmer or hobbyist. They provide your hens a safe, comfortable place to lay eggs, as well as extra protection from predators. But instead of buying costly one from the market you can save money by building nesting box yourself. Here are 10 Do It Yourself nesting boxes for your chickens that can be made out of cheap or free materials.

1. Wooden Barrel Nesting Box

 Wooden Barrel Nesting Box

You can make this cute box in about 10 minutes out of a wooden half wine barrel and board. (DIY instructions: Fresh Eggs Daily)

2. Use Large Plastic Bowls as Nesting Boxes

Use Large Plastic Bowls as Nesting Boxes

(via Krafty Kritters)



3. 5-Gallon Bucket Nesting Boxes

5-Gallon Bucket Nesting Boxes

Your chickens will love the shape and coziness of these easy to build nest boxes. (via Backyard Chickens)

4. Triplex Chicken Nesting Box

Triplex Chicken Nesting Box

This triplex nesting box has three separate nesting areas with easy access for collecting eggs. We love that you can build it for less than $50 and in less than a day. (DIY instructions: RemoveandReplace)

5. Nesting Box – Single

Nesting Box - Single

Build a quick nesting box out of a 1×12 board, a few cedar fence pickets and some scrap 1x2s. (DIY instructions: Ana White)

6. Nest Boxes Made of Plastic Milk Crates

Nest Boxes Made of Plastic Milk Crates

Everyone has a few a milk crates lying around, right? Well, they make great nesting boxes! (via Girls Gone Trashy)

7. Cat Litter Nesting Box

Cat Litter Nesting Box

Light and easy to carry by the handle on top, and easy to clean. (via Backyard Chickens)

8. Use Old Dish Pans as Nesting Boxes

Use Old Dish Pans as Nesting Boxes

(DIY instructions: Suburban Stone Age)

9. Repurpose an Old Dresser Into a Nesting Box

Repurpose an Old Dresser Into a Nesting Box

Great idea to give your old furniture a second life! (via The Homesteading Boards)

10. Old Tractor Tires Used as Nesting Boxes

Old Tractor Tires Used as Nesting Boxes

Yes, you can use them for your chickens too! (via Backyard Chickens)




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