How Many Nest Boxes??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by florida lee, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 heavy chicks, may get 2 to 4 more. How many nest boxes will I need..... i am planning on 4. But maybe that is too many.
    I now have 3 boxes in my tractor but chicks are too young yet, so the nests are boarded off.
    Building a new much larger semi permanent coop and rethinking the number of boxes. These boxes like the others will be outside accessible. (half in ,half out side coop.)
    I hate to waste time and material to make 4 nest boxes to only have them use 2.

    HOW MANY NEST BOXES DO YOU HAVE PER 10 CHICKENS??

    thanks
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Three should be enough really. I have 5 in my laying coop and 20 girls in there that share them all just fine. They are pretty big nest boxes. In my duck coop I just have 1 giant nest box that they share and it works really well.
     
  3. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would go with the four you have planned... that way, you can get more chickens!
     
  4. florida lee

    florida lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all,,, I will go with the 4 boxes as planned. I will have room for 20 hens,,, only have 8 now. But trying to talk wife into 2 to4 more....maybe a couple of Jersey
    Giants and 2 buff orp.
     

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