Chicken coop nesting boxes come in many shapes and sizes. some are quite simple, others are more detailed. In this article, I will go over a few things to consider when buying and or building your nesting box.
Chicken coop nesting boxes for those who don’t know are boxes that chickens lay their eggs in. sometimes they also sleep in them. some of them are attached to the outside of the coop, others are located inside of the chicken coop.
Chicken Coop Nesting Boxes – Tips to Consider
Chicken coop nesting boxes can be bought from a local farming supply store, ordered online or built by you. if the store does not carry them, they will have access to a catalog from which they may be ordered. Nesting boxes can certainly be found on the internet. if you look online I would suggest you look for some that are used. Otherwise you could spend a pretty penny for them.
Should you choose to build them yourself, there are plans available that will make the project much easier and doable for anyone who can saw a board and drive a…
Keep it Simple
The best advice that I can give to you is to just keep it simple. they do not have to be fancy or complicated. it is not a good idea to spend a lot of time trying to make them perfect because you probably won’t see it that much anyway. now if you’re coop is fancy itself, then you might want to spend a little more time on the boxes. if not, just keep it simple.
One idea is to use milk crates as nesting boxes. all you would have to do is secure them to the coop either on the outside or the inside and then put some straw in it. another idea is just to build it yourself using some scrap material or some plywood and 2×4′s from your local home improvement store. Also you should think about a way to get the eggs without have to enter the coop. A lot of chicken coops that I have seen have some type of way to get the eggs from the outside. This helps by not disturbing the chickens too much and you won’t have to worry about getting stuff on your shoes.
If you don’t know how or want to build the them yourself, you can always buy them. some improvement stores carry them or they carry something similar that can be used as a nesting box. if you can’t find them locally, you can look online at places such as Amazon.com and eBay.com. if you still can’t find any, then another thing you could do is contact someone who is good with wood like a carpenter, and see if they can build you one for a god price.
Nesting boxes are must have item for you chicken coop if you want a steady amount of eggs. they are not hard to build or get. With a little bit of creativity, you can have some nice boxes to go along with your chicken coop.