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  1. anniebethj

    anniebethj Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 21, 2008
    Plain City, UT
    How many nest boxes do you need? Does each bird need their own, or do they share?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They'll all line up to use one special one and ignore the other ten empty ones, LOL. Seriously, if you have one nest for every 4-5 hens, you'll have plenty.
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    6 boxes for 11 hens and they use 2 maybe 3. Seems like they find a favorite one and they all want to use it. Kind of like in my house. I have 4 bathrooms but you can be sure my kids (6) are mad because someone is in the bathroom they want to use !
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 23, 2008
  4. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    Yes ... you'll make a couple really nice hen boxes and they'll only use one or two.....
  5. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    Central Pennsylvania
    I have 10 heans and 3 boxes. They lay in 1 box 90% of the time...I catch them in the favorite one 2 at a time. Go figure. lol
  6. hinky toes

    hinky toes Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 1, 2008
    Bozeman, MT
    I've always used the ratio of one box for every four hens.

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