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how big do the nest boxes need to be

post #1 of 8
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Sorry for the double post, still learning how this all works.


Edited by rubysmom - 3/30/08 at 8:21pm
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post #2 of 8

12" x 12" is standard dimensions for nest boxes. Try doing a search as there are alot of neat ideas submitted my members.

Hope this helps!

Dawn

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post #3 of 8

12 x 12 is too small for my RIRs and BOs. They can't turn around very easily in it.  I think it would be find for slightly smaller birds.  My boxes are 14 x 14.

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post #4 of 8

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=42379

Here's
a link with alternative ideas for nests. I agree that it depends on the size of the hen(s).

post #5 of 8
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thank you so much for the advice

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Originally Posted by chickenannie 

12 x 12 is too small for my RIRs and BOs. They can't turn around very easily in it.  I think it would be find for slightly smaller birds.  My boxes are 14 x 14.


Oops, my bad! I'd answered this same post elsewhere, and forgot to add "I think" to the beginning of this one.wink

Still typing with only my left hand an it has a bad habit of getting ahead of my brain...gig

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post #7 of 8

Mine are like 11(wide)x12.  my girls seem to like them just fine.

post #8 of 8

I will have to give my support for 12x12x12 nesting box.

We have many nesting boxes that i/ many older people have made and or used.

All hens even the biggest girls love the nest.

It may not be the size but the location,
just a suggestion.

BA

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