1. babbott

    babbott New Egg

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    How many nest boxes should I have for 6-8 hens? Last question have before I start my coop. Thank for the input.
     
  2. LC orps

    LC orps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'd only put 4 in there going to use the same ones any way........................ i put 8 in mine and just took out half and gave them more floor space [​IMG]
     
  3. rechena

    rechena Out Of The Brooder

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    For our 3 hens coop we build only one nest..They will share it anyway [​IMG]
     
  4. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 7 hens and put in 2 egg crates and a wooden wine box. They ALL go into the one egg crate. I have to go in often to collect the eggs or some will break.
     
  5. mcf3kids

    mcf3kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I have read here on BYC you would need 2 - one nest box for every 3-4 hens but everyone says they will prefer one of them - I have yet to personally see [​IMG]
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Right, 2, and hope they use them both.
     
  7. babbott

    babbott New Egg

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    Thanks everyone for the help.
     
  8. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have only 3 hens. My DH put in 5 nesting boxes. Ridiculous. They only use 1.
     
  9. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 girls and 4 attached external boxes so it does not take away from floor space. I would bet they will all try to use the same one from what I hear on the boards.
     

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