Nest boxes - community vs separate?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gale65, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Songster

    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?
  2. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Songster

    Jun 24, 2011
    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. [​IMG]
  3. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Songster

    Oct 2, 2010
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Hi, Mine share four rather large boxes. They seem to like them.
  4. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    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)
  5. Kudzu

    Kudzu Songster

    Mar 27, 2011
    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.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2011
  6. gale65

    gale65 Songster

    Wow, 10 boxes! I am planning on 3 so I think I'll just put in removable dividers and start with them divided.

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