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Originally Posted by elissamay View Post

Would 10" diameter holes be large enough for Barred Rocks?

I would think so....even my huge Dark Brahma rooster could fit thru the 10" nest holes.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #22 of 22

Thank you! Been struggling to get my pullet to use the nest box regularly. She's the only one of five that is laying (I think -- I have gotten two eggs a day a few times), and we've blocked off just about as much of the coop as we can to try and funnel her to the nest. I think our issue is similar to the one mentioned here, where the nest and the coop just don't look that different. Adding the "hidey hole" entry to the front access of the nest boxes seems like an easy solution we can try next!


Edited by elissamay - 11/21/15 at 6:19pm
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