Easy DIY Chicken Nesting Box

Chicken nesting boxes will help make egg collection easier.

Chicken nesting boxes will help make egg collection easier.

If you’re thinking of having a constant supply of fresh eggs, then raising hens in your backyard is a great solution. Hens are relatively low-maintenance animals, and as long as you provide them with a good diet, clean water, and a comfortable place to nest, they’ll lay eggs for you on a regular basis. Plus, backyard hens are a great way to get to know your neighbours – everyone loves fresh eggs!

If you’re just starting to raise chickens, there are a few items that’ll come in handy. For one, you’re going to need nesting boxes. This is a place where hens can lay their eggs. Ideally, you should have one nest box for every four to five hens.

Nesting boxes can be made out of a variety of materials, but wood is a popular choice. You’ll want to make sure the boxes are sturdy and well-ventilated. You’ll also want to place them in a quiet, dark area of the coop. Although hens don’t really need a nest box as they can lay at any place where they feel safe, nesting boxes are essential for you.

You can use any type of nesting material - straw, pine needles, or wood shavings.
You can use any type of nesting material – straw, pine needles, or wood shavings.

As a flock keeper, these nesting boxes will make your life a whole lot easier. This means you won’t have to scour through your yard searching for eggs. Because the hens all get to lay in one place, collecting eggs will be stress-free.

Plus, having nesting boxes will encourage your hens to lay their eggs in one place, which makes for a neater and more organized flock. Building your own chicken nest boxes is a great way to provide your chickens with a comfortable place to lay their eggs.

When it comes to providing your chickens with a safe and comfortable place to lay their eggs, there are a few key things to keep in mind. First, the chicken nest box should be in a quiet, private location away from the main areas of activity in your chicken coop. This will help to encourage your chickens to use the nest box and will deter them from laying their eggs in other, less ideal spots.

Secondly, the nest box should be in a dark location. This will help to keep the eggs warm and will also discourage your chickens from investigating and potentially damaging them. Finally, make sure that the chicken nest box is in a safe location, free from any potential predators or other hazards.

After the nest boxes are complete, add nesting materials such as leaves, pine shavings, or straw. This will give the chickens a comfortable place to build their nests. Make sure to check the nesting boxes regularly and replace the nesting materials as needed.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your own nesting box, our gallery is a great place to start. We’ve got a variety of nesting boxes to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that fits your needs. Whether you’re looking for a simple design or something more elaborate, we’ve got you covered. So take a look and see what catches your eye – you might be surprised at what you find!

Would you like to build your own nesting box for your chook for a more organized system of collecting eggs?


  • Lumber
  • Plastic trays
  • Wood
  • Wood glue
  • Brad nails
  • Paint


  • Table saw
  • Measuring tape
  • Hammer
  • Brad nailer
  • Paintbrush

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If you’re looking to provide your chickens with a comfortable place to lay their eggs, you can build them a nesting box. Watch this tutorial video to learn how to build your own chicken nesting box. This nesting box will provide your chickens with a private, comfortable place to lay their eggs. Plus, it will help keep your eggs clean and safe from predators.



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