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how big do the nest boxes need to be

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rubysmom, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. rubysmom

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    :)what are the measurements for the nest boxes
     
  2. ozark hen

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    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Check out tis search I did for nest box dimensions. There are atleast 3 posts there.

    I think the basic size is 12" x 12" for standard breeds. We use 12" x 16" for our banties because we built them out of an old fish fry brooder.

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    Here's another cool nest box post.

    Hope this helps.

    Dawn
     
  4. speedabug

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    Mine a 14in. wide by 14in.high by 12in. deep and they keep my 12 hens happy.
     
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    Ours are 12 x 12 x 12 for a mixed flock of standards.
     

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