Sunday, July 31, 2016

Building Nest Boxes

My son built next boxes.

Nest boxes provide a place for chickens to lay eggs. The hope is that they will lay in the box making the eggs easy to find. Nest boxes are like small private rooms for the chickens to have a little peace while laying. They should be placed in the darkest and quietest area of the coop and can be made from almost anything. There are numerous images on Pinterest of nest boxes.


We had an old pallet at home, so my son disassembled the pallet and used the wood to build some nest boxes.

Around 3-4 chickens can share one nest box. Since we have 13 chickens, my son planned to build 4 nest boxes. It was yet another opportunity for him to build something useful.


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