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How many nest boxes?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bradrenea, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. bradrenea

    bradrenea Out Of The Brooder

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    I just built a small coop/run. I have five hens and am wondering how many nest boxes I need. Do I need one for each hen, or will a couple be OK since they won't all be laying at the same time?
     
  2. SSO202

    SSO202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard 1 nesting box per 6 hens is sufficient. You may want to do a search for nesting boxes and read some of the previous posts about nesting boxes. Good Luck!
     
  3. bradrenea

    bradrenea Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the quick reply.[​IMG]
     
  4. tvtaber

    tvtaber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd do two or more, since most folks' flocks tend to grow larger over time. [​IMG] I have 8 hens that ar elaying and they usually all lay in the same box!
     

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