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Pimp Mah Chikkun
I'm not one to have the best of everything. I'm not one to have the worst of anything. I am, however, one to have the most blinged of everything. So when I found my chickens needed a fresh happy new nesting box - I set to work.

Posted by Elizabeth R. from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia • Published See Elizabeth R.'s 3 projects »


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  • How to make a pet bed. Chicken Nesting Box - Step 1
    Step 1

    First I grabbed some old paint. Yes, the same paint I used in the stick tutorial. What of it? Then I cut out the sides so the chickens could climb in. I painted two coats of pink paint on the box. Letting sit about half an hour to dry between coats.

  • How to make a pet bed. Chicken Nesting Box - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then I drew a design. And by drew, I mean, I stole one off the internet and changed it to look like a chicken.

  • How to make a pet bed. Chicken Nesting Box - Step 3
    Step 3

    I placed the design where I wanted on the box and then traced it in black pen. I filled in the parts I wanted filled with black ink.

  • How to make a pet bed. Chicken Nesting Box - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then, to give my chickens a more pirate booty rustic feel, I dabbed gold and bronze inkpads onto the box, paying careful attention to heaping it up on the edges. My pink pirate chickens are vintage, yo.

  • How to make a pet bed. Chicken Nesting Box - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then I added a trim. I kept tossing up between this one and a stretch hot pink lace, but I decided my chickens were edgier than that, man.

    And there you have it - a simple cheap and easy custom nesting box for that pirate chicken in your coop!

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Abbey Acid
Abbey Acid · Winters, California, US · 10 projects
I want chickens so bad!!!!!!!!!!
jearica y.
jearica y.
you need to help me build this when I get mine.
selena · Harlingen, Texas, US · 1 project
yhis is cool yo
Elizabeth R.
Elizabeth R. · Brisbane, Queensland, AU · 3 projects
I have two Australorps (one frizzle!) and a bantam, all white for some bizarre reason. I love them so much. I just recently started getting eggs, yay!
Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
What kind of chickens do you have? I used to have rhode island reds and indian game birds. Arn't chickens lovely. They are so friendly. Hope yours are happy in their new home Happy

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