Nest boxes-how many

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

  1. montycash

    montycash Hatching

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

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    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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