Nest boxes - community vs separate?

gale65

Songster
9 Years
Aug 19, 2010
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30
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north central indiana
My Coop
I'm about to start on the nest boxes. I'm planning to use dish tubs w/ pine shavings but should I put separating walls in or just put the tubs in one long box?
 

wava1vaughn

Songster
8 Years
Jun 24, 2011
1,100
14
169
Cairo Ga.
Hi from Ga. I would just have one large box without dividers. Your going to find all the chickens are going to lay in the same place.
 

10 point

country boy
8 Years
Feb 19, 2011
1,838
7
141
LaFayette, NY
I would put in dividers mine will not share a box, and it is not a good situation for a broody to not have the security of a box to sit on her eggs.(thats if you don't separate her out)
 

Kudzu

Songster
8 Years
Mar 27, 2011
504
0
119
We have five hens and ten separate nest boxes, they use two of them, always the same two and sometimes they use just one nest. We keep the others clean and fresh just in case they want to change up.
 
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