Nesting Box Advice

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by loralei, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. loralei

    loralei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many nesting boxes should I allow? I will have approx. 40 girls. I've already built 8 and they look quite stunning with their coat of happy pink paint. [​IMG]

    Thanks y'all!
     
  2. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

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    We have nest boxes equal to 1/2 the number of hens per coop.
    This way they don't have to "wait in line" and rarely ever find eggs outside of the nest boxes.
     
  3. DragonFeathers

    DragonFeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 20 hens and 8 boxes and they all want the same nesting box:rolleyes:[​IMG]
     
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  4. loralei

    loralei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jeez! My coop isn't even finished and I'm going to have to add on! lol I can easily build more boxes tho. That part was fun!
     

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