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Chicken laying box using recycled pantry

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Getting Established

This project upcycles a broken pantry cupboard into a clever chicken laying box.



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The project


The back was coming off one of my old pantry cupboards. I removed the rear and cut out the side of each shelf for the chooks to enter into the laying box of their choice.


I laid the cupboard on mesh propped up on bricks and covered the mesh with hay. The door becomes the lid, which can be raised to collect eggs without having to bend down.


It seemed to be a good way to recycle the broken pantry cupboard and give my chooks a little more choice.


How to build a chicken coop


Build your own chicken coop with this step-by-step guide: How to build a D.I.Y. chicken coop.



More chicken coop projects


Workshop member Wayne built this chicken nesting box using recycled pallet timber, MDF pieces and a plywood crate.




Workshop member Tim built an enclosure around this coop so his chickens can roam free while keeping safe from predators and out of the garden.




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