Help with nesting box size?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TACEYPERKINS, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. TACEYPERKINS

    TACEYPERKINS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are going to be building our nesting boxes, what size should we make them? I am going to be raising large birds( b/c Marans) and easter eggers. Any suggestions?[​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    12 X 12 X 12 is plenty large and make it dark... they like it like that.
     
  3. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] OH first!!! Happy to meet you! Glad you're here!! [​IMG] Hope you enjoy our company!! [​IMG] WELCOME to BYC!!!

    Mine are two different sizes, I have one that's more like 14x14 then right next to it one that's 14 deep, by 26 wide, then another that's a 14x14 again. A good friend that has great success has his that large size and his hens love it, so I remodeled mine and most like the larger size. It's actually a little more than 26 wide, so I could devide it again if I needed to, but they love the wider one. I should have made only the one 'normal' sized one plus the wider one, they mostly use the wider one, a few like the one 'square' one and totally ignore the second square one.

    Mine don't care how dark they are either, but I agree that sometimes it's a good thing. I just figured if I needed to I could do something about it. I don't like 'dark' much and figured I could do something about it at a later date if need be.
     
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  4. TACEYPERKINS

    TACEYPERKINS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the great advice! I cant wait to put it to use~ Tacey
     
  5. tdstim

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    Great info. I think I may try the wider box and them put a divider in if i have problems.
    I have also heard the make them dark before, so I think I will try that.
     

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