How many next boxes?

Heckel's Hens

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9 Years
Jan 23, 2011
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...for 20 LF hens??

I currently have a single long nesting "shelf", but plan to divide it up into individual nests. The shelf is almost 8 feet long and 18 inches deep. How many boxes should I make it into, and will it be enough room for 20 to lay eggs?

If not, how many more would I need?
 

wolfandfinch

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10 Years
Jan 5, 2011
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Vancouver BC
Heckel's Hens :

...for 20 LF hens??

I currently have a single long nesting "shelf", but plan to divide it up into individual nests. The shelf is almost 8 feet long and 18 inches deep. How many boxes should I make it into, and will it be enough room for 20 to lay eggs?

If not, how many more would I need?

I'd turn that into 5 boxes. Don't forget to take into account the thickness of the material you use to separate them when figuring out your measurements...​
 

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