13 hens one rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cravenchx, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. cravenchx

    cravenchx Songster

    Aug 7, 2011
    Piedmont of NC
    Pretty sure we have 13 hens
    positive one roo
    I feel like 4 nesting boxes will
    do the job. Do ya'll think we
    need more?
  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

    Jun 17, 2011
    Morristown, AZ
    Should be fine and normally they will all lay in just a couple boxes anyway.... Least that is how it goes in our flocks.

    Edit for spelling...
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2011
  3. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    That should be sufficient for 12 hens. They tend to follow the fashion trends and like to use places preferred by their flockmates. You may find most of their eggs in only 2 or 3 of the available boxes. If you find eggs being left in other places besides the boxes, you can then add more.

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