how big do the nest boxes need to be

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rubysmom, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. rubysmom

    rubysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for the double post, still learning how this all works.
     
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  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    12" x 12" is standard dimensions for nest boxes. Try doing a search as there are alot of neat ideas submitted my members.

    Hope this helps!

    Dawn
     
  3. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    12 x 12 is too small for my RIRs and BOs. They can't turn around very easily in it. I think it would be find for slightly smaller birds. My boxes are 14 x 14.
     
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    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. rubysmom

    rubysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you so much for the advice
     
  6. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Quote:Oops, my bad! I'd answered this same post elsewhere, and forgot to add "I think" to the beginning of this one.[​IMG]

    Still typing with only my left hand an it has a bad habit of getting ahead of my brain...[​IMG]

    Dawn
     
  7. schmism

    schmism Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are like 11(wide)x12. my girls seem to like them just fine.
     
  8. yankeemtfarm

    yankeemtfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to give my support for 12x12x12 nesting box.

    We have many nesting boxes that i/ many older people have made and or used.

    All hens even the biggest girls love the nest.

    It may not be the size but the location,
    just a suggestion.

    BA
     

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