Is a 12''x12'' cube big enough for a nesting box?

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

  1. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what should the dimensions of a nesting box be? Is a 12''x12'' cube big enough?
     
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  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Most say yes, although mine are a few inches bigger than that.
     
  3. GermanChick

    GermanChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are 12"wide but 15" high and 18" deep. 12 x12 should be fine but if you can make them bigger I would give them a couple more inches.....
     
  4. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are 16 by 18 because i have large breeds like brahmas and jersey giants but i think that 12 by 12 is fine
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  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine are 12X12 and the big girls fill it up without much room left. They use it fine, although the ones on my new coop will be a bit bigger to accomodate the larger sized girls. (BR, BO, Brahma, etc)
     

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