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Chicken coops and nesting boxes

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Nothing beats fresh eggs straight from the backyard. These Bunnings Workshop community members have built terrific homes for their chickens with space to roam freely and lay eggs. Let us know if we can help with your chicken coop project.


1. D.I.Y. chicken coop with verandah by @Caron 


Caron's chicken coop has a 3m run, a cafe blind, a verandah and screening for extra weather protection.


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2. Chicken coop with automatic door by @darylhewston 


A PVC pipe chimney allows heat to escape and a hinged lid makes cleaning Daryl's chicken coop easy. He also designed and installed a clever automatic chicken coop door opener.


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3. Coop with 4m run by @mich1972 


Michelle houses her six chickens in a metal chicken coop with a 4m x 4m reo mesh run. A concrete-slab floor makes the coop rodent- and fox-proof and Michelle's chooks lay under their wide Pine perch alongside fragrant and calming lavender.




4. Chicken coop with Bunnings theme by @TheSaltyreefer 


Workshop member TheSaltyreefer made this creative chicken coop using leftover materials, giving the chooks a place to perch by the window.


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5. Chicken nesting box by @Wayne 


Wayne built a chicken nesting box using recycled pallet timber, plywood from crates and MDF pieces.


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6. Chicken coop using recycled materials by @pepsp 


Workshop member pepsp created this chook house with recycled weatherboards, decking offcuts, recycled bearers and an old laundry door.


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7. Chicken coop with enclosure by @timjeffries 


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


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8. Chicken laying box using recycled pantry  by @jennyweston 


Jenny upcycled a broken cupboard into a clever chicken laying box.


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How to build a chicken coop


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


If you need a hand with building your own chicken coop, please don't hesitate to ask. We're here to assist you. 


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