Using the instructions from the post on building external nest boxes for a chicken coop, fellow homesteader James has recently completed his own nest box project. The pictures in this post are from his coop.
His three hens are 16 weeks old. That means he should be expecting his first eggs in about 6 weeks or so. Having outside access to the nest box will make collecting these eggs easier.
The galvanized steel can for storage is a wise choice. I learned the hard way that plastic garbage cans are not rodent proof.
You can see more photos of James’ chicken coop by viewing the full album. As you can see this sturdy coop has a bright paint job and should serve its purpose well.
Thanks to James for allowing me to repost his photos. I wish him continued success in raising chickens.
- James’ chicken photo album.
- How to build external chicken nesting boxes.
- First eggs.
- How long do fresh eggs last?
What do you think of this coop and the external nesting box? Share your thoughts in the comments below.