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How many boxes?

post #1 of 5
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We are getting a total of six chickens and were wondering, how many nesting boxes should we have? We were thinking three. Can chickens share boxes or will there be fights?

post #2 of 5

Several hens will share the same box. I'm making 3 for our 12 hens. 

Our coop build thread...

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088771/cheryls-hen-house

 

1Peter 5:2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.

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Our coop build thread...

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088771/cheryls-hen-house

 

1Peter 5:2 Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.

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post #3 of 5
We have 6 hens and 3 boxes, they usually only use 2 of them.
2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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post #4 of 5

3 wouldn't hurt but they will get by with 2.  If you plan on adding chickens later the extra box wouldn't hurt.  I have 3 boxes for 9 hens.

post #5 of 5
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Ok thanks, I'm pretty sure we will be getting more later

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