Laying boxes and chicken seperation.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Urbanchickenranchers, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Urbanchickenranchers

    Urbanchickenranchers Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 9, 2011
    Rochester, MN
    Hey everyone...just a quick question. I have a laying box that measures 36"(L) x 15"(W) by 15"(H). It would essentially give me about 10" per chicken to lay (I have 3 hens). Is it essential that the lay box is seperated? Or can I have one big laying box? Just not sure if 10" inches per chicken is ok.

    Thanks all!
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    It is fine. It is unlinely they will all be in there at once, and if they DO, they are going to dog-pile anyway.

    So, no worries. You are fine.
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    You can just wait and see - leave it as a community box and see if they do okay with it that way. If there are issues, then you can add dividers later(10 x 15 would be large enough, or you could do one single and a double)....
  4. SarniaTricia

    SarniaTricia Chillin' With My Peeps

    I did 12x12 nest boxes and had an old recycled cabinet that I used to raise them up with... my girls liked the communal big cabinet and leave the nest boxes for the little girls to play in.... Who is to say what's good for your girls... try whatever is easiest for you. [​IMG]

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