how many nest boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by werecatrising, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. werecatrising

    werecatrising Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 11 hens. They aren't all laying yet, but when they are, how many boxes will I need?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    3 to 4 should be plenty for 11 hens.

    I have 7 boxes for 20 and they still fight over the favored one.
     
  3. randytheeggman

    randytheeggman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 7 boxes for 6 hens and they all use the same one.....or one of them is gathering the eggs for me.
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    A nest box for about every five hens is more or less standard. They won't use them all equally though. For eleven hens I'd provide two largish, darkish, deepish boxes and that should be sufficient.

    ......Alan.
     

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