Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chicken Nesting Boxes

It is fun in raising chickens when the amount increases and can enjoy meat and eggs. Chickens are animals that are not fussy, if you provide shelter, feed and water it will give you fresh eggs. When you are building chicken coops, one anothers requirement is building a chickens nesting boxes.

Why should you have chickens nesting boxes?

It is very important because when chickens lay eggs it need comfortable place. Without the right place will cause the chickens lay eggs all over the place the probability, the egg will crack or break is high and surely you will loss.

Nesting boxes should be placed a bit dark corner in the chicken coop to provide comfort when laying. you do not need to build a nest for each chicken, enough with the nesting boxes for 3 or 4 chickens. You can make each nesting boxes for every chicken if you want, but is not practical just waste time and money only.

How to build chickens nesting boxes?

Building it is not difficult, the material can be used are made of wood and rectangular in shape and size of 12 x 12 x 12 inches or larger size, an important chickens comfortable sitting in it.

To avoid crack the eggs you can put a light color soft wood shavings with a many layered layout. Position of the nesting boxes should be placed high above the ground, estimated the distance a foot or more, the purpose is to make sure chicken nesting boxes always dry, and you do not have to worry if there is water on the ground.

Another way to build chickens nesting boxes.

If the environment you have a lot of wasted materials, you can use the discarded items such as furniture drawer plastic bins and containers and cut the appropriate size for the chicken to sit in it. Material like this can also be used it will save you money.

If you do not have time to build a beautiful and do not want to use discarded materials, the best way is just buy or pay someone to build it for you.

In my opinion it is better building own chickens nesting boxes because it is not difficult. If you want other ideas can also get from the build a chicken coop website. There are a variety of designs to choose from.