How many nesting boxes?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by doubledfarms, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. doubledfarms

    doubledfarms New Egg

    Apr 12, 2012
    South Carolina
    I am trying to get my coop together and I am wondering how many nesting boxes I need. I have 6 baby chicks and I am assuming they are all females. I got 3 red pullets and 3 plymouth rock for Tractor Supply and they said they should be female. So assuming all 6 are female do I need 6 nesting boxes or will multiple chickens use the same nesting box? Thanks in advance!
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    Two nest boxes is really all you need.
    If you have the space, just build four.
    They will all probably want to use the same nest box anyway.
    I put eggs in all the nest boxes to discourage them from fighting over the same box.
    Congratulations on your new babies!


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