Nest Box questions

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CarolynF, May 11, 2011.

  1. CarolynF

    CarolynF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're building a coup that's quite small, about 10 sq. ft. and only 3 ft. of interior height. I know the perch should be about 16 - 18 inches above the floor and should also be noticeably higher than the nest box, which brings me to this question.... Must I actually use an enclosed box for the nest, or can it just be something like a pan with no lid? If it must be a lidded box can it be rather short like 12"? Or, if I make it taller with a slanted lid would that be acceptable, say 16" at the back and 12" in the front? Whatever I end up with, it will be sitting on the floor. Thanks for your help!
     
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  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    They prefer an enclosed box but no bigger than your coop is most anything will work as long as it holds some nesting material

    Something like a milk crate would be perfect
     

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