how far off the ground for nesting boxes?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mistylady, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're almost to the point of putting the nesting boxes in the coop! A friend of ours gave us one of those metal ten hole two layer setups. How far from the floor should it be? The hens are all Dominiques. Thank you!
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    About 14" off the ground. Have a perch so the chickens can jump to the 2nd layer, like a 2x2, not big enough so they would be comfortable to roost on it for long periods of time.
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Ours are 18 inches off the ground.
     
  4. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone!
     

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