How big should nesting boxes be?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Joelolly, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Joelolly

    Joelolly Out Of The Brooder

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    For standard chickens
     
  2. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The standard is 12" x 12" HOWEVER

    I made mine about 14" x 14"

    I also I made mine on the outside of the coop. It saved me lots of floor space inside and created a simple easy way of collecting eggs from the outside [​IMG]

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  3. Joelolly

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    Mine are 10x10x12 due to lack of carpentry skills. Will this work for now?
     
  4. Flintrock

    Flintrock Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are also 10 x12X12
    The advice about putting outside the coop is great. I wish I had done that and I think I will be making that revision. It would give them so much more room inside the coop.

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