How many chickens can you fit in a nest box? (PIX)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rebbetzin, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
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    It appears, at least four hens can fit in my nest box at once.

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  2. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    they are together for support! Cheering each other on.
     
  3. hockmangirl

    hockmangirl Out Of The Brooder

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    That would be the "midwife" and "doula" chickens, there to coach the one laying. Then they switch! Ha ha ha! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. JenniferNgo

    JenniferNgo Out Of The Brooder

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    Very cute!
     
  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I wish I'd had the camera with me. Mine don't squeeze into the nest boxes together (that I've seen, anyway) but they love a good, community dust bath. I've seen as many as 5 pullets and a cockerel in a divot together -- if they weren't mostly different colors, it would be hard to tell where one chicken ends and another begins.
     
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Birthing coaches...lol. [​IMG] I must say though, you have some very roomy nest boxes.
     
  7. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had chickens and my Muscovy ducks sitting together in a 12" x 12" box. But then again we are in Massachusetts and anything goes here!
     
  8. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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  9. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    I've seen 3 in one box, but they are only 12x14 - it was a tight fit with my big girls
     

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