nest box question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DaggerD, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. DaggerD

    DaggerD Out Of The Brooder

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    I am building a chicken tractor for a couple of my banties to give to my mom. The nest box is about 2'x3'. Do I need to seperate it into a couple different nesting areas, or should I just put in the straw and let them make there own nests.
     
  2. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it needs to be seperated they like to be nice and private so they feel secure and hidden
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Some people have good luck with communal nestboxes, so I don't know about "needs to be". Anyhow if this is just "a couple of" birds you'd only need one nestbox *anyhow* [​IMG] (and that is a rather huge nestbox -- you do mean *nestbox*, not the entire 'house' part of the tractor? Which would need a partitioned-off little nestbox *inside* it, in addition to a roost in there?) Why not leave it as is, and then if you need to add a partition later you can?

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     

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