How many nest boxes?

bradrenea

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 19, 2008
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Branson Missouri
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?
 

SSO202

Songster
11 Years
Aug 16, 2008
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Hartwood, VA 22406
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!
 

bradrenea

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 19, 2008
22
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Branson Missouri
Thanks for the quick reply.
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tvtaber

Songster
12 Years
Aug 2, 2007
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Central CA
I'd do two or more, since most folks' flocks tend to grow larger over time.
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I have 8 hens that ar elaying and they usually all lay in the same box!
 

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