I am getting ready to build my tractor,and I have a question about....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SKR8PN, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. SKR8PN

    SKR8PN New Egg

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    ...how many nesting boxes will I need for 6 chickens?
    Is 3 enough? Is 6 to many?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    The rule of thumb is 1 nest for 4 hens. 2 will work fine for you.
     
  3. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    For 6 chickens I wouldn't make more than 3 nest boxes. But don't be surprised if they all take turns laying in just one of the boxes. I had 11 hens in a tractor with 3 nest boxes and all 11 used one box. Sometimes there would be 2 or 3 in there at a time. But each day we would collect 9-11 eggs from one box.
     
  4. SKR8PN

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    Thanks!! [​IMG] I was planning on putting three boxes in,but I may just make two and make them each a bit bigger.
     

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