nest depth.. need answer immediately

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jvls1942, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    I am at the point where I am building pull out laying nests..

    how deep should I make them??

    I am thinking 2 1/2 inches deep..

    is that deep enough??

    any ideas??

    thanx
     
  2. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might want to make them just a little deeper or they'll end up scratching all the shavings out. My nests are actually made out of dish pans and are probably 3-4 inches deep.
     
  3. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:thank you, good point...[​IMG]
     
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    well., I have 5 built since my last post already..7 more to go.. i made them 3 1/2" deep.
     
  5. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
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    I think that will work well for you.
     

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