How many nest boxes do I need

SunnyCalifornia

Songster
9 Years
Oct 8, 2010
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Escondido CA
All 6 of my hens pile into one "favorite" box, and complain loudly when its taken. I've seen them double stacked in there laying, even though there is a empty, perfectly good next box 3 feet away.

I'd probably make 3 or 4, but don't be surprised when they only use one!
 

fshinggrl

Songster
10 Years
May 1, 2009
2,615
80
248
the edge of insanity
I had 13 hens and had 3 nest boxes. No issues. I'd generally find most of the eggs in one or two of them. Saw some double laying going on, but not much.
 

sgoff

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 12, 2011
84
0
39
Ruston, Louisiana
Wow! Amazed at this forum... Posted my inquiry last night and had 7 answers this morning. Wow! again..... looks like I'll make 3 and see if thats enough!
 

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