Jersey Giant coop

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by beowulf1877, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. beowulf1877

    beowulf1877 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I am building a coop to house Jersey Giants. I am curios as to how large I should make the opening and the nesting box's?

    Thank you for any answers.
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

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  3. beowulf1877

    beowulf1877 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! The roost information is great. I hadn't thought about that. I was thinking about making the nest boxes 16". Wide. Do you think that is wide enough for them?
     
  4. JerseyGiantfolk

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    My Giants use a nest box about a foot wide, 16" may work. Giants stop growing at about 2 years-- first the skeletal structure, then muscular. I'd try a foot wide first, then if they become too large for that size, cut the opening a bit larger.

    Are you getting your Giants from a breeder?
     
  5. beowulf1877

    beowulf1877 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I am placing an order with Maria's Jersey Giants. Thanks for the info!
     

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