Need Coop Advise!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Miss Bella, May 6, 2009.

  1. Miss Bella

    Miss Bella Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Everyone! We just built a coop in March.It has 5 nest boxes. We originally started with 10 hens. Now we are up to 17!! How many nests do i need for 17 hens? Thanks!
     
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    newbie myself but I read in a book 2 to 3 hens per nest ...hope that helps...Stories Guide to Raising Chicks can be checked out at local library and is very informative!!
     
  3. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You've got plenty of nest boxes.

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  4. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, you'll be fine.. So long as all of the nest boxes aren't occupied at once, it's good.. Rule of thumb is at least 1 box per 5 birds.
     

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