Free Nesting Box Plans
At Downeast Thunder Farm my engineer husband designs and fabricates our own structures, farm implements, and equipment as we need them. He’s a handy guy to have around!
In planning for another chicken coop this coming Spring, Paul drew up this nesting box design and offered to let me share it with you. Paul says that this nesting box may not be the end-all of designs, but it is very simple, easy, fast, and inexpensive to build.
So feel free to download the plans and instructions. We do invite your comments, and if you do in fact build our design, we’d love to see a couple of photos if you might be so inclined to send them.
You’ll note that the materials list calls for lining the boxes with indoor/outdoor carpet. The reason for this results from our own experience. Our hens like to kick out the wood shaving or straw we line the nesting boxes with and we ended up with cracked eggs. Since lining the boxes with pieces of this mat, every egg The Girls have laid has been perfect! Read more about that here.
Click here to download the nesting box plans.
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