Nesters... modular cubicles or private offices?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rhetoric, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. rhetoric

    rhetoric Out Of The Brooder

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    The nesting boxes I'm building are designed as a three story unit w/ two flats per floor. As it is currently configured there are no dividers between the flats on each floor (or, there are no stalls in the bathrooms, so to speak). Now I'm stealing the dish pan method (I saw posted by another western NYer) so the chickens do have individual boxes with little 5 inch walls all around them, it's just that they can watch the gal in the stall next to them push and strain and grunt and, well... you get the picture.

    Do I need to intall a divider? The flats will be dark either way, by the way.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. rhetoric

    rhetoric Out Of The Brooder

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  3. spottedtail

    spottedtail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Either individual or group nesting works well.
    But of course if you ever plan to do trapnesting, it's got to be individual boxes.

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  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    My hens have individual nesting boxes and it works well I have 5 boxes and 11 hens but only 2 or three get used each day. LOL thanks for putting up with our slowness [​IMG]

    Henry
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Hi, nice boxes. My 9 hens share 2 boxes. They are just open baskets sitting on a work bench about 30 inches off the ground. I had three nests, but they never used the 3rd.
     

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