Enough room??

Silkiehens4

Hatching
May 7, 2015
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Crestline, CA
Hey everyone! New Hen and Silkie mom here. Lol. Just put our new coop together that says on the box, 'up to 4 hens.' Well, we have that but it only has 2 egg laying spots inside! Do the hens share? I'm not sure what to do, maybe add on??!!! Thanks!!
 

junebuggena

Crowing
Apr 17, 2015
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8,202
491
Long Beach, WA
A good ratio of nest boxes to hens is 1 box per 4 hens. Most hens will pick a favorite box to lay in. They usually all pick the same box. And when they say 'up to 4 hens', they mean bantam hens.
 

Beer can

Crossing the Road
6 Years
Aug 12, 2014
9,555
17,373
781
Upstate NY
I have eight large fowl hens, four nestbox's. They mainly use just one, sometimes I find a egg or two in the next box, probably when their favorite box is occupied lol. They have never laid in the other two boxes.
 

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