How big should the opening of the nesting box be?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by momofchicks, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think our opening is about 7" but all together it's about 10" deep. There is a board across the front so the straw and eggs don't fall out. Is this big enough for the hens to go in?
     
  2. oldegger

    oldegger Out Of The Brooder

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    12" high by 12" deep by 12" wide unless you have bantys
     
  3. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine are 12" x 12" x 14" ..
     
  4. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are 12X12X12 in one of my coops and a little smaller in the other one. I think that both work fine for my gals. (They are reg size not banty)
     
  5. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls seem to like a small place to squeese into .
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Our nesting boxes are 12x12x14 The opening is actually 12x12 but once they get in it's taller in the back because we have the slanted roof so they can't roost on top of it.
     
  7. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I had made a mistake originally. The box is 12x12x12 but like I said we have a 2x4 in front so things won't fall out which makes the opening 8" not 12. Thanks for all you measurements!
     

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