How many nest boxes per number of hens?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Brahmadarma, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Brahmadarma

    Brahmadarma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have just built my coop for five hens....now looks like I may have seven. Will two nest boxes be enough for for seven hens?
    I could add one more but it would be lower, near the ground. Any comments?
     
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    two is enough, but they will all use the same one.
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    One nest for every five hens is what I have heard over and over [​IMG]
     
  4. Brahmadarma

    Brahmadarma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. That's good news. Maybe I will get 3 more!!
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    That's what I would do [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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