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Chicken nesting box

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Chicken nesting box

Hens Nest 6.jpgA friend asked if I could make a chicken nesting box for her two backyard chickens, here is the result.
I planed up some pallet boards to equal thickness and made the framework using pocket hole screw joints.
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Then glued and brad nailed the back panels using a couple MDF pieces cut to size for the spacing of the middle frames.
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I had a Plywood crate that was being thrown away at work so I cut that up to be the internal lining of the nesting boxes.
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I glued and brad nailed tose in place then continued on with the outer cladding.
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I finished the back then the floor and a couple strips on the front, she had supplied some plastic trays that she will place in each position.
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The side/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 (some were even the correct width, lol)
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And voila one finished Chicken Nesting Box. (I will fill the nail holes with beeswax and she will apply a varnish finish)

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Re: Chicken Nesting Box

Looks fantastic @Wayne. Many thanks for sharing. As always, I'm sure your terrific work will inspire other members.




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