Nest box size for Barred Rock

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Young MacDonald, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Young MacDonald

    Young MacDonald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help! I am just getting started, (don't even have the birds yet). I found a set of nest boxes for a good deal, but I don't know if they are big enough for Barred Rocks.

    I did a search through old posts and it seems like a lot of people recommend 14 inch height. The nest boxes I found are 11 inches high. Is that tall enough?

    Thanks!
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    11 inches should be ok if the nest boxes are at ground level or you have a roost/platform outside the nest box for them to jump up onto and then duck into the nest box.
     
  3. Young MacDonald

    Young MacDonald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Redoak.

    Yes, they have a roost outside the boxes for them to jump on. Thanks so much. I'll contact the seller. Hopefully he still has them.
     

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