box size

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by myfarm4579, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have two nest boxes roughly 12by15in. Are they large enough for my 2 large wyandotte to lay eggs in or should a add a larger box just for them?
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That should be big enough. Why only 2 dimensions, are they open on the top, can you post a pic?
     
  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have Black Australorp ladies, big breed, this is what I made for their nesting boxes...they're big girls!
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    I used 2 18-gallon tubs, without lids, and for the lid some 1/4" birch ply (very lightweight) and two hinges...works great!
     
  4. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The top is a flip up design. I believe they are 18in tall. I will double check tonight
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That sounds good....they need a front piece about 4 inches high on the bottom to hold the bedding....and eggs..... from being scratched out.
     
  6. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok the entrance with lip on front is 12by15in on both boxes and boxes are 12in deep and 18in tall
     

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