1. cemiller60

    cemiller60 Chirping

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    I bought four nest boxes for four chicken. They are small. 9"wide, 17"long, 9.5"high. I have two Red Cross hens, a RIR and a black australorp. I understand that chickens share their nests usually, but for some reason the boxes I ordered are on the small side. Is one hen box of this size per chicken appropriate or should I return the boxes?p
     
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  2. jetdog

    jetdog Songster

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    Mine are 12x12 inches, 4 hens every day 3 eggs in one box and 1 in the other. It's pretty easy to make them yourself I would go at least 12x12 your birds are the same size as mine.
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    A nest box needs to be big enough for a chicken to comfortably turn around
     
  4. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    Your nesting boxes are fine and not too small. Don't worry about your hens.
     

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