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This chicken nesting box was built using recycled pallet and plywood crate timber and MDF pieces.
A friend asked if I could make a chicken nesting box for her two backyard chickens.
I planed up some pallets to equal thicknesses and made the framework using pocket hole screw joints.
Then glued and brad nailed the back panels using a couple MDF pieces cut to size for the spacing of the middle frames.
A plywood crate was being thrown away at work so I cut that up for the internal lining of the nesting boxes.
I glued and brad nailed those in place and then continued on with the outer cladding.
I finished the back, floor and a couple of strips at the front. She supplied plastic trays that she will place in each position.
The side and end cladding was supposed to go full width but I accidentally cut the boards too small so I decided to cut them smaller and glue them inside the outer frame.
And voila! One chicken nesting box. I will fill the nail holes with beeswax and she will apply a varnish finish.
Build your own chicken coop with this step-by-step guide: How to build a D.I.Y. chicken coop.
Workshop member Caron built this incredible chicken coop with cafe blind, verandah and screening for extra weather protection.
Workshop member jennyweston had the clever idea of turning a broken pantry cupboard into a chicken laying box that allows chooks to enter into the laying box of their choice.
Workshop is a friendly place to learn, get ideas and find inspiration for your home improvement projects