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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gbounds2007, Jun 11, 2013.
What's the minimum number of nesting boxes you would need for 100 hens?
i would say about 50
I think I'm going to start with 32 and see how that works out.
Do your hens free range?
They do free range. Most days they're out from 7am till about 7pm. I refuse to leave them out over night.
They can go in and out as they choose. Food and water stay in the coop 24/7
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.