How many nest boxes do you have in your coop?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nicole01, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 3 nest boxes for my flock of 8 chickens. [​IMG]

    It will be interesting they lay in all of them. I'm due to get my first egg any day now. My girls are in the nest boxes practicing and singing the loud egg song!
     
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    8 hens, 2 nest boxes. Each day they pick one nest box and they all take a turn and lay in the same box. Might be a different box the next day but they'll still all use the same one!
     
  3. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 6 boxes right now. I haven't moved my chicks out to the coop yet but it's all ready. Haha I honestly don't even know what gender they are but I have 2 one month old "ladies" and 13 silkies and still adding to the group. Sheesh, I might need more boxes soon LoL
     
  4. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    I used to have 3 for like 10 hens
     
  5. no1hilbily

    no1hilbily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    14 hens 3 boxes
     
  6. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    We have two boxes. When there was seven hens sometimes you'd see an egg or two in the other box but generally was all in the same one. And those were the leghorns that moved laying area, thinking it was to thwart me from getting the eggs. Since 4 hens and less they use the same box.
     
  7. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 for three girls, but if someone is broody and hogging the favorite nest box, I might find one on the floor. [​IMG]
     
  8. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It appears that I have 4 too many. 10 layers use 3 boxes. Had I known about this site before I built them I could have saved time and money. So what does a chicken addict do when a problem of too many nest boxes are not being utilized. Go get 6 more chickens,not laying as of yet but a few are close. So maybe those dormant boxes will be used. If not more chickens,gotta feed the addiction.
     
  9. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I have 20 nesting boxes in 1 coop and 2 nesting boxes in another coop.
     
  10. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Its enough.
     

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