How many nesting boxes POLL

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chicks Galore3, Feb 6, 2012.

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  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    Edit for Bullit ;) I am pretty sure i am going to use three, but how many do you use per chicken? How many chickens per box?
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2012
  2. FoCo

    FoCo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have four hens and one box. Initially there were two boxes, but everyone wanted to use the same box. It's working out fine.
     
  3. queenchick16

    queenchick16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four ladies and 2 boxes . Three of them routinely use one box but the fourth girl insists on using the other one
     
  4. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think your question should be how many chickens per nesting box.

    It is usually recommended that there be about one nesting box for every four chickens. (I voted four on the poll.)

    You said you are going to use three (nesting boxes?). How many chickens do you have?
     
  5. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 for 13 layers, I did find one in the run the other day.
    First time that's happened.
     
  6. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    WILL have

    10
     
  7. aceintoledo

    aceintoledo Out Of The Brooder

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    six chickens, two boxes.
     
  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three nesting boxes will work for 10 hens.

    Do you have any updates on your coop project, or do you plan to finish it this coming weekend?
     
  9. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nine birds, four boxes but one is closed off. They very seldom lay in the third one.
     
  10. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I have long gone by the rule of thumb of five hens to the box.

    But it really doesn't matter how many you put in the hens will make the call. My birds are divided up into five different flocks. Multiple boxes per flock. Pretty much every day each flock will lay all of their eggs in one or two boxes leaving the rest empty. Only the largest flock more or less uses most (but never all) of their boxes, but that's because there are so many more of them relative to the other flocks.
     

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