Duck House Nest Box Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about duck house nest box plans free. This is PART 3 of the duck house project, where I show you how to build the nesting boxes for the duck house. These plans are for a double nest box which comes with all the instructions you need for building it. 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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Duck House Nest Box Plans

Building the duck nest

Building the duck nest

 

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 48″ long, 3 pieces – 18 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 12 3/4″ long, 3 pieces – 20″ long, 3 pieces – 21″ long FRAME
  • B – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 23″x48″ long FLOOR
  • C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 20″x21 1/2″ long PARTITION
  • D – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 15 3/4″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 23″x21 1/2″ long WALLS
  • E – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 24 1/2″x52″ long, 10 sq ft of tar paper, 10 sq ft of asphalt shingles LID
  • F – 10 sq ft of tar paper, 10 sq ft of asphalt shingles LID

Tools

Time

  • One Day

 

 

How to build nesting boxes for a duck house

Building the walls for the nest box

Building the walls for the nest box

First of all, you need to build the main frames for the nesting boxes. Cut the components from 2×2 lumber and assemble them with 2 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert the screws.

Building the supports

Building the supports

Build the rafters for the nesting boxes. Cut both ends of the 2×2 components with 75 degrees.

Building the nest box frame

Building the nest box frame

Assemble the frame of the nesting boxes by attaching the supports. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the supports.

Partition and bottom

Partition and bottom

Build the bottom and the partition for the nesting boxes.

Attaching the chicken nest frame

Attaching the chicken nest frame

Attach the nest box frame to the back of the duck house. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the frame of the coop.

Partition and bottom of the nest box

Partition and bottom of the nest box

Attach the partition and the bottom panel to the nest box. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws.

Attaching the side walls to the box

Attaching the side walls to the box

Attach T1-11 siding sheets to the sides of the nest box. Use 1 1/4″ brad nails to secure the side panels to the frame.

Front wall nesting box

Front wall nesting box

Next, attach the T1-11 siding panel to the back of the nest box.

Fitting the next box lid

Fitting the next box lid

Use 3/4″ plywood for the lid of the nest box. Use hinges to secure the lid to the wall.

Fitting the nest roof

Fitting the nest roof

Cover the nest box lid with tar paper and with asphalt shingles.

Building a duck house

Building a duck house

Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Make sure you apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the coop and to protect the components from decay.

Duck Coop Plans

Duck Coop Plans

This duck coop is really sturdy and it provides ideal conditions for the ducks to grow healthy. Of course, you can make a few adjustments or modifications to my plans so the shelter suits your needs. Check out PART 1 and PART 2 so you learn how to build the main duck house.

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