Nesting Box Advice

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

  1. loralei

    loralei Songster

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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 Songster

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    I have 20 hens and 8 boxes and they all want the same nesting box:rolleyes:[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2009
  4. loralei

    loralei Songster

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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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