How many nest boxes?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bwebb7, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 21 hens-how many boxes do I need and how high and should I cover them?
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    from what i understand..its supposed to be 1 box for every 4 chickens...good luck, WEndy
     
  3. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of course, no one tells the chickens this...they all want to be in the same nesting box! At least mine do. [​IMG]
     
  4. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    About 1-2 ft. off the ground, covered is nice, as the hens enjoy a little privacy. They are more apt to use them if they are low and covered. Now, by "covered" you do mean with 4 sides around the nest? I'm assuming that this is so! [​IMG]
     

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