There are lots of times, when we find the hens fighting over a single nesting box. We picked up a really nice wooden crate at a antique store, and decided to re-purpose it into an extra nesting box. The only other purchase we made was some burlap material and brass thumb tacks.
Step 2: Using the thumb tacks and a hammer, we secured them to the sides.
Step 3: We measured the front opening, and added several inches to create front curtain.
Step 4: Then we added gathers and nailed front curtain into place- used twine as tie backs.
Finally, we added some pine shavings and nesting box herbs.
With our hot, southern summers, the girls will appreciate a private box that is not in the roosting area, which tends to get very hot during the day.
Here are some of the products we used in this project.