The basic purpose of chicken nesting boxes is to encourage hens to lay their eggs in a clean cubicle in relative peace and privacy. A properly built nest assures that eggs are kept in a good environment for collection or hatching.
If you’ve got birds for egg laying purposes, you may need to consider getting nest boxes. Chickens will lay in anything that seems cozy. You can buy a variety of nest boxes either online or at a farm supply store, but there are many cheap options you can get at your local Wal-Mart or Dollar Store.There are even some free options using materials or items you probably have kicking around.
On the next page are 18 Chicken Nesting Box Ideas.