Nest Box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blake101, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. blake101

    blake101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 Red Stars, how big of a hole does a nest box have to have? I was thinking about using a cat litter box that has a top on it but not sure if the entrance is big enough. It measures about 71/2 x 71/2 I'm not sure if they will go through something that small, the inside is plenty big.
     
  2. rrgrassi

    rrgrassi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used this for measurments... 12"x12"x12" for the box it self and a 9" wide and 6" tall opening.
     
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  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    All of my nestboxes are covered kitty litter boxes. I bought the biggest one I could find, but I don't know the exact measurements right now. My girls love them.
    ETA: I have LF brahma hens and they are really big girls.
     
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  4. blake101

    blake101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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