Nest box floor space?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chucken, May 31, 2011.

  1. Chucken

    Chucken In the Brooder

    May 28, 2011
    NorCal SF East Bay
    I am drawing up my plans for the wall that will have the external nest boxes mounted into it. I have space for two nest boxes (for 4 hens). For what I am planning, each box would be 15 ½” wide X 12” deep (or as deep as I want to make it). Is this width OK or is it too wide for them to feel secure?
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    It will be just fine. When you gotta lay an egg, you gotta lay an egg. When the time comes, the hens won't care.

    Here is my main nesting box:

    With additions seen in the video in the first post:
    Last edited: May 31, 2011

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