Is 10" deep enough for nest box?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SassyKat6181, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a guy selling old wooden crates at his barn sale tomorrow and I'd like to get some for nest boxes. They measure 24"x30"x10". I figure I can divide them and make 4. Is 10" deep enough? Thanks [​IMG]
     
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  2. birdicus7

    birdicus7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it depends on the type chicks you're putting in there. I think 10" is the smallest I'd go but I have large breeds. My boxes are 12" wide by almost 14" deep. I know that's kinda big but that's how they worked out...
     
  3. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting Barred Rocks and Black Sexlinks.
     
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  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    BR and BS are big birds. Most of my boxes are 12X12X12 and they were perfect for my big birds.
     

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