12"x12" nesting box a good size for two araucana-type hens?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Vigilanteherbalist, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Vigilanteherbalist

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    This conversation began in the community nesting box thread.

    I'm thinking that this size box would be large enough for two. Though, I don't even know how large my hens will be.

    Help!
     
  2. Ridgerunner

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    A 12" x 12" will be big enough, even for hens that are a bigger than true Araucanas should be. You may even find that two crowd in there together to lay at the same time and they will manage.
     

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