How wide is a chicken?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by GuerrillaChickenArmy, May 15, 2009.

  1. GuerrillaChickenArmy

    GuerrillaChickenArmy New Egg

    May 15, 2009
    We just got six Golden Comet pullets, and I built some nest boxes out of plastic tubs from KMart....the dimensions are 13"x14", but the entrances are only 7.5" wide by 10"tall...

    Is this too narrow? How wide is a chicken?

    Some photos of the nest boxes here:
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Should be fine but if need be can you cut them out wider since they are plastic? One of my pullets is a rooster!
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    I think you'll be ok. Mine seem to like a smaller opening. A little more seclusion I think.

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