Pet Furniture

Published on October 30th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


One for the coop

Susan, a mother and chicken owner from Northern Ireland, uses the Ikea Antonius range as a new bug-free chicken nest box and storage unit. The drawers were cut with a sharp knife to create the nest boxes. Chickens love their new home!

See more of Susan’s chicken nest box instructions and more photos on Flickr.

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Jules Yap

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7 Responses to One for the coop

  1. CGdesigngirl says:

    man, I really wanted to see a picture with a hen sitting in it.

  2. |o| oh my god! This is amazing!!!

  3. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    Nice looking chickens! The roost is quite creative and I can see this making a good litter box too. As long as the hole is made higher to keep litter inside, and the stand itself is stablized so it doesn’t move or rock when the cat is scratching to cover-up it’s biZineZ!

  4. chair says:

    What a brilliant idea! I was looking for something just like this! Tnx!

  5. Diana Draw says:

    This one has me LOL. It’s very unexpected and has so much character. Well done.

  6. Anonymous says:

    This concept might work for other critters, too. Cats, rabbits, ferrets, etc. A door could be fashioned from wire cube panels, hardware cloth, etc.

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