how many nestboxes?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by paddyg84, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. paddyg84

    paddyg84 Chirping

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    Quick question ive 8 hens 2 of which are bantams. Thinking of building on external nest boxes to the coop. How many would be needed?
     

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    Two. Size of the chickens doesn't matter, bantam or full sized.

    The rule of thumb for small numbers like this is one nest for every 4 hens. I've done it and it works.
     
  3. paddyg84

    paddyg84 Chirping

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    Thanks very much
     

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