coop nesting boxes

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hens number1, Dec 4, 2013.

what size is right for nesting boxes

Poll closed Dec 12, 2013.
  1. 14

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  2. 10

    1 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. 18

    0 vote(s)
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  1. hens number1

    hens number1 New Egg

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    I have 14 in boxes what size to you think is best?
     
  2. sorry double post
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2013
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! You might get more opinions if you post your poll in the Coop & Run Design or Chicken Behaviors and Egg Laying forums... it will depend on what size hens you have to some extent, for standards I like 14", for bantams usually go with 10"or12" if they are separate.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    also you do not need separate nesting boxes for every hen. They tend to want to use the same "favorite," box and will line up for their turn to lay. If it becomes urgent they will just barge in and lay an egg on top of the current resident. One nest box for every 3 hens is about right
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 on Kelsie's advice good luck to you.
     

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