Build a Movable Chicken Coop

Designed for super-convenient cleanup, this customizable, portable chicken coop comfortably houses up to 15 birds.

Step 18
18. Build the nest boxes. This coop was built for about 15 chickens, so four nest boxes was about right. A good rule of thumb is to provide one nest box for every four birds. It was easier and faster to build one large unit and just add a few dividers (W) than to build separate boxes. Cut a wedge off of each divider (W) so the top edge slopes from 15 inches in the back to 12 inches in the front. I put a small lip — the exact height is not critical — at the bottom of the boxes to keep the bedding material from spilling out.