Free DIY Nest Box Plans for Your Chicken Coop
Free DIY nest box plans for your chicken coop! Using only one sheet of plywood, these nest boxes are simple to construct. Keep your hens happy and laying lots of eggs with proper nest boxes!
Chicken Coop 101: Thirteen Lessons Learned
You can make a chicken coop from just about anything. I've seen rabbit hutches, tool sheds, and portions of barns turned into areas for chickens. But is the coop functional? If you're lucky enough to start from scratch, here are a few things we've learned you might want to take into consideration. If you have a coop but it's just not working quite as you hoped, this article may give you a few simple ideas to change. The photo above of the little red shed was the existing chicken coop and…
New Nest Boxes
Lately we’ve been getting a lot of broken eggs in the nest box. We have five hens sharing one box and I think it was just too crowded. At least we hope that’s what’s going on an…
Chicken Nesting Boxes
After building chicken nesting boxes we modified them several times and have finally perfected the dimensions of our chicken nesting boxes. For more on chicken nest box plans, building nesting boxes for chickens and determining the proper dimensions for chicken nesting boxes read about our experiments with nesting boxes.
Nesting Box Curtains
Nesting box curtains aren't as frivolous as they may seem. Not only do curtains add adorable charm to your coop, they add much needed privacy for your girls. If you keep chickens, you know they do NOT like to be bothered in their nesting boxes. I get some very sassy clucks if I disturb my girls during their morning routine! Materials Needed: - 2 9''x13'' panels of fabric (per box) - thread color of your choice - staple gun and staples for fastening to nesting boxes The nesting boxes in our…