This step by step woodworking project is about building a chicken coop nesting box plans. This is the PART 3 of the 4×8 chicken coop project, where I show you how to build the nesting boxes. The nesting boxes has a super easy access from the interior and from the outside. Make sure you take a look over the rest of the plans, as well. See my other DIY projects HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
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4×8 Chicken Coop Nesting Boxes Plans
- B – 1 piece of 4×4 lumber – 96″ long SKIDS
- G – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 20″x27 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 16″x96″ long SIDING
- L – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 5 pieces – 17″ long FRAME
- L – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 20″x96″ long FLOOR
- M – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 27 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 18″ long, 1 piece – 13″ long, 1 piece – 17″ long 5xFRAME
- N – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 22 1/2″x96″ long, 20 sq ft of tar paper, 20 sq ft of asphalt shingles LID
- O – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 72 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 34 3/4″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 96′ DOOR JAMB
- O – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 16″ long, 1 piece – 31″ long DOOR JAMB
- K – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 28 1/4″x72 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 65 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 28 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 21 1/4″ long DOOR
- K – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 16″x24″ long, 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 24″ long, 1 piece – 9″ long DOOR
- 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 12 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 20 sq ft of tar paper, 20 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 6d nails, ties
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Day
How to build a nesting box for a chicken coop
Build a the floor frame for the nesting boxes. Use 2×4 lumber and 2 1/2″ screws to lock the frame together tightly. check if the corners are square and align the edges flush.
Fit a piece of 3/4″ plywood to the floor frame. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock it into place tightly.
Fit the floor to one side of the barn chicken coop. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws. Fit a skid under the floor frame.
Build the frames for the chicken nesting box from 2×4 lumber. Make cuts to the components, as shown in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal components and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the side supports. Align the edges flush.
Fit the frames to the floor of the frame, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Fit T1-11 siding to the nesting box frame. Use 6d nails to lock the sheet into place tightly.
Fit the siding to the nesting box, as well.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the nesting box lid. Fit asphalt shingles to the lid.
Fit 1×4 trims to the front and back of the gambrel roof. Use 2″ nails to lock the trims into place tightly.
Fit 1×4 trims to the nesting box and to the lid. Use hinges to lock the lid into place.
Fit 1×4 trims around the small door opening. Align the edges and use 2″ nails to lock the trims into place tightly.
Use the T1-11 siding panel that you cut out in the previous steps. Use nails to lock the trims to the panel tightly.
Fit the small door into place and then lock it into place with hinges. Fit trims around the door, as well.
Use 1×4 trims and T1-11 siding to assemble the door.
Fit 1×4 trims around the door opening.
Fit the door into place and secure it to the jambs with hinges. Fit a latch into place so you can lock the latch into place tightly.
If you want to build the frame for this coop, make sure you take a look over PART 1. PART 2 is about building the roof. This coop is large enough for about 8-9 chickens. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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