help making nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LoveNewChicks, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. LoveNewChicks

    LoveNewChicks Songster

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    I don't know,
    My Coop
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    the inside is about 1 ft. wide, 3 ft. long and 1 ft. tall,
    there are no windows and no door ( it is a day coop/run )
    I have only scraps,

    thanks!
    LoveNewChicks
     
  2. Yeah, OK. How many hens and what breed?.........Pop
     
  3. LoveNewChicks

    LoveNewChicks Songster

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    I don't know,
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    about 3-5 hens, probably aracauna or sex-link
     
  4. I would make 2 nests for those hens, about 18 inches wide and 12 hi and 12 deep. Chances are they will only use one nest anyway. Put about a 2 inch piece accross the front to retain the bedding. I like my nests at floor level..........Pop
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    2 nests is probably a good idea, but honestly, I'd only make one. As Pop said, they likely won't use the other, anyway. If it is 18" wide, which I think is a good idea, they will go in there two at a time, anyway, if nature calls.
     

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