1. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    447
    8
    116
    May 22, 2015
    england
    Can you use those cat toilets as a
    Nest box mine is 7.5 inch wide by
    7.5 high i can make the hight 12
    But not cut the width once inside it will be 15 x10 x15 is this to small
    Cheers Phil
     
  2. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

    901
    128
    126
    Oct 19, 2016
    South Carolina
    Those measurements are about the same as a milk crate, which is what a lot of people use for nest boxes. I think its fine, as long as a hen can fit comfortably inside. My hens have layed eggs in a 6 inch crawl space. :D
     
  3. Howard E

    Howard E Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,238
    458
    151
    Feb 18, 2016
    Missouri
    Phil:

    Depends on your breed of birds. Larger heritage breeds should have about 12" x 12" (which is the size of our milk crates). I made mine a bit larger at 14" x 14", plus a sloped roof on top, angled at least 30 degrees so they cannot perch or roost on top of them.

    You might get away with those smaller boxes with bantams and smaller breeds like leghorns.
     
  4. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    447
    8
    116
    May 22, 2015
    england
    Thanks I might look for something else I thought it was a bit small
    Cheers Phil
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by