is 18x18x18 an over kill for 16 nest boxes?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Vickir73, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Vickir73

    Vickir73 Chickens Ate My Brain

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    10 leghorns, 10 sex links, 10 light brahma, 10 barred rock, 10 ee, 11 silkies
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. (maybe OK for the Brahmas)
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    wow 16 boxes??? Id go half that many--I have 12 girls in one and I only have 3 in there and they all fight over 1!
     
  4. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some friends did an experiment and made different sized nest boxes. By far the girls liked the deeper cozy boxes best.
    Perhaps 14 or 15 wide and high and 18 deep. That would be cozy for them. My buffs like theirs. They enter through a hole that is about 10x10.
     

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