How big a hole do they need to get into the nests?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gale65, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our box will provide a square opening about 10" high by 12.5" wide. Is that big enough? The breeds we have are sex links, EEs and black australorps. If it isn't big enough we can cut down the bins we're using and make the front lip thing lower but I'd rather not. The way it is planned now should lessen the chance of the bins shifting.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2011
  2. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga. That should be large enough. [​IMG]
  3. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    How much area is available once the hens get inside. If the 10X12 is inside also, that does seem a bit small.
  4. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The bins we're using are about 15-3/4 x 12-1/2". The total inside height is 15" but there will be a board on the front to keep the bins in and the height up to the little lip thing on the bins is 5-1/4". So once they squeeze through [​IMG] they'll have lots of space inside.
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Plenty big for a door. My old nesting hutches the birds laid eggs in had a like 9 x 9 inch door that went into the 2x4 foot hutch.

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