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how big should the nesting boxes be?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crystal94040, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. crystal94040

    crystal94040 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how wide, deep and tall?
    I'm a first timer so sorry if this is a dumb question [​IMG]
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens states:

    Leghorn type layers: 12' wide, 14" high, 12" deep

    Heavier breeds: 14" wide, 14" high, 12" deep

    Bantams: 10" wide, 12" high, 10" deep

    Hope this helps!

    Dawn
     
  3. crystal94040

    crystal94040 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, one more question...which catagorey do my chickens fall into?

    I have 1 australorp
    1 plymouth rock
    1 delaware
    2 Buff Orpington's and a Red Star
     
  4. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure someone else will give you more info, but your Australorp and Buff Orps are definitely "heavy" chickens.

    I gotta get bigger boxes for my girls ... they've always been SO good to lay only in the boxes, but they aren't big enough and they do complain. Maybe I'll even get more eggs when I make/buy larger boxes.

    Those wooden drawers sure are CUTE though. But chickens don't care about cute ...

    trish
     

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