Minimum size nests for Barred Rocks

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Blue Ridge Hillbilly, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Blue Ridge Hillbilly

    Blue Ridge Hillbilly Out Of The Brooder

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    I am getting ready to build some nest boxes for my barred rocks. what is the minimum depth of the next box for a barred rock?
     
  2. chriscos

    chriscos Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are happy in 10" wide X 12" deep boxes. Well, I don't know if they are "happy", but they lay eggs in them.
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Most suggest a minimum of 12x12. Mine are about 16x16 - WAY overkill - but good airflow for hot summers [​IMG]
     
  4. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Nail some 5 gal. buckets to the wall or 12x14 . In one of my coops its 8 ft x 14 in on my other pens 3 ft x 14 in. On my turkey pen it 3 ft. x 20 in. I don't bother with partitions. [​IMG]
     

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