Nest Box Question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tpeila, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. tpeila

    tpeila Out Of The Brooder

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    Do nest boxes have to wood tall wood between them?
    I made our with 2x4's there are 3 boxes next together but no "divider" tall between them.
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure I understand your question. If you are asking if they have to be connected, then no, they don't.
     
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    you don't have too but it is better if you have divider, so you don't get pecking. [​IMG]
     
  4. tpeila

    tpeila Out Of The Brooder

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    That answered my question. They are all connected there is just no like plywood "divider" standing up in between them.
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Hens like privacy...when I tried that mine started finding other places to lay their eggs. A good nest box length width would be a 12X12 with a divider. Other wise they may just find their own privacy out in the yard or someplace you may not find the eggs [​IMG]
     
  6. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. tpeila

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    Ok adding dividers Sunday! They should start laying any day now! Guess I should give them their privacy!
     
  8. dancingsquirrel

    dancingsquirrel Out Of The Brooder

    I was just coming on her to ask this! Thanks OP for your question, and thanks for all the answers! [​IMG]
     

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