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Ideal size for laying boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickmomma30, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. chickmomma30

    chickmomma30 In the Brooder

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    What is the ideal size for laying boxes? I have to redo my chicken house and need more boxes what is the ideal size for the boxes i am thinking 15x15 square. Any ideas will help.
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Songster

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    Mine are 16 wide, 14 deep, and 12 high, with a 45 degree angled top so they can't roost/poop on top of them.
     
  3. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    All of my boxes are 12 inch sq. and I have 10 nesting boxes.
     
  4. ascott1978

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    All mine are 12" x 12"
     
  5. chickmomma30

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    thanks guys, I was just wondering if there was a standard size i guess it is just what you prefer.
     
  6. Sylvie

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    From my understanding it depends on the breed size of your hens. I am going with larger 14" wide because I have Light Brahmas and other large breeds. Only a couple of mine are smaller so they'll just have adjust to the larger nest boxes.
     

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