Nestboxes And Turkeys

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Brandyberry_Chick, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Brandyberry_Chick

    Brandyberry_Chick Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 18, 2009
    We have 6 hens and are getting 4 more this weekend (I know my DH already checked me into ChickenAholics Anonymous). We currently have 3 nestboxes and my wonderful carpenter DH is going to build more. Do I need one per chicken? I only have 2 girls laying right now as I only got them a week ago but the other day they laid in the same nestbox. How many nestboxes should I have?

    Also, someone said to get a turkey to ward off hawks. Is this a good idea? Can it stay with my hens?

  2. Fowl97

    Fowl97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2009
    i believe its 4 birds to 1 box but i will be corrected if i im wrong
  3. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    My turkey, a female, free ranges during the day with my chickens and sleeps in the coop at night with them. The chickens have real high roosts, and I have a lower one for big bird. So doesn't seem to mind it.

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