Side Nesting Box for a 4×4 Coop Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 4×4 free chicken coop plans. This is PART 2 of the chicken coop project, where I show you how to build the side nesting boxes. This is a straight forward one day job that will make a huge difference on the long run. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.

 

 

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Side Nesting Box for a 4×4 Coop Plans

Building a nesting box

Building a nesting box

 

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 48″ long, 4 pieces – 13″ long BASE
  • B – 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 16″x48″ long FLOOR
  • C – 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 17″ long, 1 piece – 13″ long, 1 piece – 13 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 13 3/4″ long 4xFRAME
  • D – 4 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 16″x17″ long, 1 piece – 13″x48″ long PANELS
  • E – 1 piece of 1×2 lumber – 48″ long SLAT
  • F – 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 14 1/2″x48″ long LID

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How to build a 4×4 backyard chicken coop

Floor frame for the nesting box

Floor frame for the nesting box

Use 2×2 lumber for the chicken coop floor frame. Cut the components at the dimensions shown in the diagram and lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to assemble everything together tightly. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square.

Fitting the floor frame of the nesting box to the coop

Fitting the floor frame of the nesting box to the coop

Fit the floor frame to the side of the coop and align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to assemble everything tightly.

Fitting the floor to the nesting box

Fitting the floor to the nesting box

Attach a piece of 1/2″ plywood over the floor of the frame. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the floor to the frame.

Building the frames for the nesting box

Building the frames for the nesting box

Use 2×2 lumber for the nesting box frames. Cut the components as shown in the diagram and assemble everything with 2 1/2″ screws.

Fitting the frames to the nesting box

Fitting the frames to the nesting box

Fit the frames to the floor of the coop. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Fitting the side panels to the nesting box

Fitting the side panels to the nesting box

Cut and fit the 1/2″ panels to the sides of the nesting box. Align the edges and insert screws to lock them into place tightly.

Fitting the front panel to the nesting box

Fitting the front panel to the nesting box

Cut and fit the 1/2″ plywood panel to the front of the chicken coop.

Fitting the partitions to the nesting boxes

Fitting the partitions to the nesting boxes

Fit the 1/2″ plywood partitions to the interior of the nesting box. Align the edges and insert 1 5/8″ screws to secure the panels into place tightly.

Nesting box support

Nesting box support

Fit the 1×2 slat to the top of the nesting box. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock it to the framing.

Fitting the lid to the nesting box

Fitting the lid to the nesting box

Use 1/2″ plywood for the lid of the nesting box. Fit the lid into place and use a piano hinge to secure it to the 1×2 slat.

Fitting the chicken nest lid

Fitting the chicken nest lid

Fit the tar paper and the asphalt shingles to the lid and then attach the handle.

4x4 Chicken coop plans

4×4 Chicken coop plans

This 4×4 chicken coop is easy to build and extremely durable. This coop is the perfect candidate if you want to go further and add insulation between the studs. I have tons of other chicken coop designs, so make sure you look over them to get some more building inspiration.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 4×4 chicken nesting box plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.

 

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