1. gbounds2007

    gbounds2007 Out Of The Brooder

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

    Backyard Bob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    25 minimum!
     
  3. bbchickies

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    i would say about 50
     
  4. gbounds2007

    gbounds2007 Out Of The Brooder

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

    Backyard Bob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do your hens free range?
     
  6. gbounds2007

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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. [​IMG]

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

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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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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