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  1. TheRebelChicken

    TheRebelChicken New Egg

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    We are getting a total of six chickens and were wondering, how many nesting boxes should we have? We were thinking three. Can chickens share boxes or will there be fights?
     
  2. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
    Several hens will share the same box. I'm making 3 for our 12 hens.
     
  3. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 6 hens and 3 boxes, they usually only use 2 of them.
     
  4. flyin-lowe

    flyin-lowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 wouldn't hurt but they will get by with 2. If you plan on adding chickens later the extra box wouldn't hurt. I have 3 boxes for 9 hens.
     
  5. TheRebelChicken

    TheRebelChicken New Egg

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    Ok thanks, I'm pretty sure we will be getting more later
     

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