Nest boxes-how many

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by montycash, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. montycash

    montycash New Egg

    Jul 1, 2008
    Do you a need a nest box for each chicken. If not, what ratio of boxes to birds?
  2. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    The ratio of nesting boxes to chickens is 1 box to every 4 chickens. So, if you have 20 chickens, you would need 5 nesting boxes.

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