(SurvivalDaily.com) – Raising chickens is a great way to provide food for your family and work toward self-reliability. However, chickens prefer nesting boxes to lay their eggs in. Nesting boxes don’t have to be expensive. Check out this 5 gallon bucket design and see if it works for you.
When it comes to creating a nesting box, the only limitation you have is your imagination. Of course, money plays a factor as well, but you can easily create a nesting box from materials around the house.
For example, milk crates are often tossed to the side and forgotten or thrown away altogether, but they can make the perfect nesting box.
Here are a few other options you have when it comes to making your own nesting box:
- Kitty litter buckets.
- Plastic totes.
- Litter boxes.
- Plastic storage bins.
Of course, you can always use repurposed nesting boxes or shelves. You can even use large plastic bowls! There really is no limit to what you can use for a nesting box; chickens aren’t particularly picky and just want an area where they feel safe to lay their eggs.
Check out these other items you can upcycle and make use of even after they’re intended use is over.
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