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What's the minimum number of nesting boxes you would need for 100 hens?


Edited by gbounds2007 - 6/11/13 at 11:23am
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25 minimum!

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Circle J Farms

 

 

 

 

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i would say about 50

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I think I'm going to start with 32 and see how that works out.

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Do your hens free range?

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Circle J Farms

 

 

 

 

S.C. White Leghorns, S.C. S.Q. Rhode Island Reds

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Pm me for purchases!

 

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They do free range. Most days they're out from 7am till about 7pm.  I refuse to leave them out over night. smile.png

 

They can go in and out as they choose. Food and water stay in the coop 24/7


Edited by gbounds2007 - 6/11/13 at 2:25pm
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100 hens?  Somebody is going to be collecting a lot of eggs.  I was always told the more the merrier when it comes to nest boxes.  Then the members of BYC informed me otherwise.  Although I have more nest boxes than hens, those extra boxes come in handy when the broodies take over.  I think  32 is a good number to start with as hens tend to share nest boxes anyway. 

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 2 horses, 4 cockatiels, 2 parakeets,  1 Blue Front Amazon, 1 Yellow Head Amazon, 4 cockatiels, two parakeets, 1 eccentric peacock, 1 pet terrapin, 1 Blue Copper Marans rooster, and 10 world famous Jersey Giants! New to the group is 3 Black Marans  chicks and one unidentified chick who turned out to be Lying Larry the Black Copper Marans Rooster.

 

 

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