nest boxes everyone gets their own bed?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by daviechik, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. daviechik

    daviechik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they each need their own nest for laying? If I have 7 hens do i need 7 boxes? they are babies right now and sleep huddled together.
     
  2. goldies99

    goldies99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no....you dont need 7 boxes....they say 1 box to 4 or 5 hens.....most hens tend to lay in the same box....i think i would get 2 boxes if i were you...just so they have a choice!
     
  3. Birde

    Birde Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 20 or more hens in my hen house.5 laying boxes & they use 2 sometimes 3 & my bail of alfalfa grass :/ sometimes they just can't wait for a free laying box otherwise they would all lay in the same box
     
  4. daviechik

    daviechik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you :) i shouldve spent more time reading and would have totally found my answer, thank you for the quick response!!
     

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