Chicken Nesting Box Ideas 

Everything You Need to Know

Chicken nesting boxes are vital to your coop design. Here is everything you need to know to do it properly, along with plenty of photos for DIY inspiration.

What is a Nesting Box?

A nesting box is an important thing to have in your coop because it is a space for your chickens to lay their eggs.

How Big Do Nesting Boxes Need To Be?

There are different designs and sizes of nesting boxes. The size will depend on the sizes of the breeds you have.

Chicken Nesting Boxes Guide


How Many Do You Need?

The rule of thumb is one nesting box per four to five chickens. So, if you have a flock of 20 chickens, you should have at least four or five nesting boxes.

Why We Wait Until Chickens Are Ready-To-Lay

There are a few reasons why you should wait to put in nesting boxes until the your chickens start laying eggs.

What Do You Line Nesting Boxes With?

You can line your chicken nest box with a variety of materials, including straw, chopped straw, old hay, wood shavings, or even sand.

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