Building Nesting Boxes - How To Build External Nest Boxes for a chicken coop

Building Nesting Boxes - How To Build External Nest Boxes for a chicken coop

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Aromatherapy for chickens! Fresh or dried herbs in your nesting boxes not only work as insecticides, but also have anti-bacterial properties, and can act as natural wormers, anti-parasitics, insecticides, rodent control, stress relievers and laying stimulants. Here is a partial list of common herbs and flowers and their beneficial properties:

Aromatherapy for chickens! Fresh or dried herbs in your nesting boxes not only work as insecticides, but also have anti-bacterial properties, and can act as natural wormers, anti-parasitics, insecticides, rodent control, stress relievers and laying stimulants. Here is a partial list of common herbs and flowers and their beneficial properties:

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Roll-away nest boxes...now this is getting lazy.  Hee hee.  Kinda like it though.
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Nesting Boxes with wire bottoms....like this, but make removeable bottom? It's just too darn cold for the babes here in early spring

Nesting Boxes with wire bottoms....like this, but make removeable bottom? It's just too darn cold for the babes here in early spring

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Features of a Good Bird Nest Box: This infographic has tons of information. Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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Northern Barred Owl box Dimensions: 14 in x 14 in x 28 in. Materials & constrn: cedar shingles over pine plank, plywood roof, screwed. Instructions here (48 lb!) Tree attachment: screwed through inside back panel.

Northern Barred Owl box Dimensions: 14 in x 14 in x 28 in. Materials & constrn: cedar shingles over pine plank, plywood roof, screwed. Instructions here (48 lb!) Tree attachment: screwed through inside back panel.

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British Trust for Ornithology - DIY instructions for small hole nest boxes ideal for blue tits and great tits

British Trust for Ornithology - DIY instructions for small hole nest boxes ideal for blue tits and great tits

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