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

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.

10 Ways to Build a Better Chicken Coop

Sturdy wicker baskets padded with straw serve as cozy places for hens to lay their eggs, while a wood closet rod acts as a perch for sleeping. | Photo: Misty Keasler/Redux Pictures | thisoldhouse.com

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!

21 Chicken Coop Designs and Ideas You Need For Your Homestead

Great Idea for nesting boxes! Free branches as a perch to access the box, and a heavy slope so the chickens can't poop on the top of the box. Clean and Functional!

milk crate laying hen nests fm Building a Wood Shed from recycled wooden pallets site ... lots of illustrated projects here!

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