Nest box question for 4 hens

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mrv19, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. mrv19

    mrv19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First question, will 1 nest box be enough for 4 or should i have 2?

    Also, should i not bother making them until they are ready to lay? Im thinking ill avoid the struggles of them trying to sleep in them/on them if i just leave them out altogether for now. Is there some reason to put them in now that i just dont know of?
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    1 should be enough...but 2 might be a good idea.(chicken math, you know)
    You can build them now, but keep them covered until they are using the roosts to sleep and are closer to point of lay
     
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    mrv19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Its no prob to build 2 verses ome i will do that. But instead of covering them could i just leave them out until theyre older?
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    You could but I would think it's easier, and less disruptive, to build them in before the birds are in residence.
     
  5. mrv19

    mrv19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good point
     

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