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

motoclown

Songster
9 Years
May 27, 2010
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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.

58800_coop2inside.jpg


Picture of the outside and the progress we've made.
58800_coop2outside.jpg
 

elmo

Crowing
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May 23, 2009
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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.
 

oldchickenlady

Songster
9 Years
May 9, 2010
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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.
 

motoclown

Songster
9 Years
May 27, 2010
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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.
 

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