Does an extra chick mean I need an extra nest?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by John01, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. John01

    John01 In the Brooder

    Jan 27, 2008
    I built a nice little coop for 5 chicks with one nest box. Well they sent me 6 chicks & all are thriving.

    Does this push me over the limit, should I add a second nest box?

  2. You'll probably want a second nest box and if they're big hens, a third...[​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2008
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    All my hens usually just lay in one or two, so I don't think you need to worry about adding on.
  4. newnanchic

    newnanchic Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    We have 18 hens 5 nest box and eggs are only in 2-3 nest box every day. I think you are fine. They just take turns laying !!!!
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I have 33 laying and they all lay in 3 places sometimes 4. I think you will be fine with one or two boxes.
  6. da-cajun-angla

    da-cajun-angla Songster

    Jan 22, 2008
    nah...its one per 5-6 hens...if some start to lay on the floor...add another 1

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