nest boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fil76, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. fil76

    fil76 Chirping

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    I have 10 birds of egg laying age & have 3 large nest boxes which they only
    use 2 if I get 5 more birds will the spare box do or should they be 4 boxes
    cheers fil
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    I have four boxes and I have a 16 hens.Would go ahead and add another one.
     
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  3. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    x2.

    I'd add another, just so they have the option. My hens have preferred boxes, but if there's a dominant hen in one of them, the younger ones like to have an alternative nesting box so that they don't get beaten up.
     

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