Are Two 2'x1' nest boxes to big, or should we partition them? W/PIC*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by motoclown, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. motoclown

    motoclown Chillin' With My Peeps

    297
    2
    111
    May 27, 2010
    New Castle, PA
    Working on coop#2 again, It has doubled in size.
    I started out a total noob at chickens but now I've learned so much and still learning.

    Just wondering if these nest boxes should be partitioned,(the ones in the back)
    or just leave them alone or just put up curtains or any other ideas?
    They are both a little over two foot wide and still need the outside doors put on.

    [​IMG]

    Picture of the outside and the progress we've made.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

    10,910
    10
    271
    Feb 20, 2011
    WI
    nice coop! i like it. [​IMG]
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,852
    33
    249
    May 23, 2009
    DFW
    No, I wouldn't bother partitioning them. Chickens love to lay in the same box, and that way they'll be plenty of room if two hens want to use the same box simultaneously.
     
  4. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    Depends on if you have banties or standard size chickens. If they are standard size I would leave them like they are, but if you have little banty chickens I might partition them.
     
  5. motoclown

    motoclown Chillin' With My Peeps

    297
    2
    111
    May 27, 2010
    New Castle, PA
    Regular size chickens.
    The coop was originally built for a quarantine coop, now we need housing for our 37 four week old chicks outside...
    They will be split up between our 3 coops*(#3 will be a brooder to coop conversion) and be able to free range on 17 acres.
    My pages have pictures of our progress. Thanks......

    OK, so time for paint and doors on the nest boxes.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by