TedrickRumohr

Hatching
9 Years
Jun 16, 2010
9
0
7
South Bay Area
I have my coop ready, but it's empty. I don't want to go and buy hen houses because I'd prefer to build my own. My question is, does anyone know any basic designs or any websites that show how to make a basic hen house? Thank you!
 

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
8,696
275
316
Strasburg Ohio
Hello--do you mean nest boxes? If so, there are lots and lots of spec for those.......search and ye will find! LOL
 

calista

Songster
9 Years
Jan 27, 2010
482
7
121
Lots of people successfully use free buckets from Wally World's bakery (been getting these for years, ask for the ones that had white icing in them, easiest to clean out).

Cut half the lid away, fasten to bucket, turn on side, fill with bedding (hay, straw, shredded newspaper, whatever) half-way up the side, add golf ball (works every time!)
 

elmo

Crowing
11 Years
May 23, 2009
4,900
222
306
DFW
I'm a big proponent of using something plastic for a nestbox, and making it moveable. It's easier to keep clean (no crevices for mites to hide in), easy to replace the bedding (just bring the whole nest over to the composter and dump), and very convenient should you have a broody hen that you want to move to a different location: you just move the nestbox with the hen and eggs right in it!

I've got two plastic lidded storage bins, plus one covered cat litterbox for nestboxes, and I love them.
 

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