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DIY Chicken Nesting Boxes

DIY Chicken Nesting Boxes

Image: fivegallonideas.com

Image: fivegallonideas.com

In case you have limited budget for your birds but have some spare time then you can save money by building custom made nesting boxes instead of purchasing costly one from the market. However you must keep in mind a few basic things about chicken nest boxes; it must be clean, dry and dark area that’s all about your laying hens need where they can feel secure and safe.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 5 gallon plastic buckets
  • 2X4 plywood boards
  • utility knife
  • wood nails or screws
  • chicken wire
  • old bike tubing
  • straw
  • wood shavings (optional)

Chickens are most comfortable with a nest size that easily accommodates and generally conforms to their own body size. The dimensions of a chicken nest don’t have to be exact, but a good rule of thumb is that it’s better for a nest to be too large than too small. Check out the full article here:

DIY Chicken Nesting Boxes

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