Dimensions for Nest Box

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Salt and Light, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will someone give me the number of boxes and dimensions that I need for 8-9 egg layers?

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  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made my nest boxes 14 deep, 14 wide, 14 tall, with a 1x4 on the front so the eggs can't roll out. I also made the top on a 45 degree slope so they can't roost on top the nest boxes. You should be ok with 2 nest boxes, but if you're thinking of ever getting more chickens doesn't hurt to have a couple extra nest boxes while your making them.
     
  3. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 hens and I have 3 boxes, 1 ft wide and 1 ft deep and 1 1/2 to 2 ft tall. Good Luck!
     
  4. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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