Egg Hutch Wide Enough?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by briecardosa, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. briecardosa

    briecardosa Chirping

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    Hello!

    First timer with six 3 month pullets (2 Wyandotte, 2 Cuckoo Maran, 2 EE) ...wondering about my egg hutch design...

    I have a 3 gang egg hutch, each compartment is about 10 inches wide. It's currently blocked off.

    Most of what I've read says 12 inch is ideal and some breeds may even have a hard time turning around in a 12 inch box....

    What do you think?

    I wasn't going to worry about it till they are laying and I can actually observe them trying to use it...but don't want them to refuse the boxes get in the habit of laying elsewhere.
     
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  2. Mybackyardpeepers

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    I am currently building a coop and have also read that it should be 12"x12"x12". Five chickens per nesting box. I have 3 nesting boxes and definitely not 15 chickens lol.
     
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  3. briecardosa

    briecardosa Chirping

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    Here it is from the outside.
     

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  4. briecardosa

    briecardosa Chirping

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    That is nice. Mine is still a frame so haven't gotten to pictures yet, lol.
     
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  6. briecardosa

    briecardosa Chirping

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    I was thinking about converting in into a 2 gang? Unless the general consensus is to leave as is.
     
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    How many nesting boxes does your space allow?
     

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