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I know 12X12 is recommended, but I always here of the "favorite" nesting box.  How big is your chickens "favorite" box?  Also what size is your chicken!

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I'm not sure is the issue in this instance - hens just seem to prefer one or two nest boxes. It's possibly more of an issue of privacy or downright stubbornness!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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I just create a mount I hay.
They like it.
3 red comets and 2 barred rocks
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3 red comets and 2 barred rocks
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All my nests are at least 14" wide x 14" deep x 16" tall with a 10" diameter entrance for coziness and good looks.

Nice and roomy for turning around to get comfy.

 

They still can have a favorite, it's just how they do.

But I've found that keeping one or two fake eggs/golf balls in all the nests helps spread the love, 

tho they still can bicker over or wait for a favorite, the 'favorite' can to change day to day or week to week.

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."

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