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DIY chicken coop. Simple, cheap and easy! Built entirely from old wood laying around the yard.

from The 104 Homestead

Need a Nest Box?

If you've got birds for egg laying purposes, you may need to consider getting nest boxes. You can buy a variety of nest boxes either online or at farm supply stores, but there are many cheap options.

How to build external nest boxes for your chicken coop Whether you’re building The Garden Coop, The Garden Ark, or pretty much any other chicken coop, the instructions that follow will show you in detail how to add external nesting boxes to your coop.

I must remember to "Line" the nesting boxes with plastic bins for easy cleaning.....just dump, wash & refill with straw.

Old Nesting into a prim display shelf.

5 Superb DIY Chicken Nesting Boxes - Country Green Living

DIY Craft Projects for the Yard and Garden - Trash to Treasure...I love this old chicken nesting box used as a planter. It looks easy enough to build, but I think I would put spacers behind it so that the wood wouldn't quickly rot. I see a new idea for an herb garden!

Just a random online thread, but great idea for easy nesting boxes!

When hens begin laying, collect eggs 2-3 times per day. On our farm, we built the nests into the chicken coops. Outdoor access to the nests allows us to collect eggs without disrupting the flock.

Primitive chicken nests or cubbies, hand lettered top great for storage and display. $255.00, via Etsy.