Nesting box and doorway sizes???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bonniejean83, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Bonniejean83

    Bonniejean83 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 2, 2011
    North Central, IL
    I have 5 new chicks and starting construction on my coop this week. I have 2 Speckled Sussex and 3 Buff Orpingtons. Any suggestions on dimesions for the doorway leading from the roost to the attached run and the nest boxes? I know especially the Buff Orpingtons are a fairly large bird, and don't want to make them too small. Thanks for any advice in advance!
  2. bayres7123

    bayres7123 New Egg

    Mar 27, 2011
    my other half says 16 inches wide for the doorway and the inside of the nesting box should be 12 in wide. Good Luck!
  3. sawfish99

    sawfish99 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 23, 2010
    North Stonington
    My door is 12" wide and 18" high. My buff is one of the smaller hens and she has no problems. The nest boxes are 12x12" and she sits in there just fine.

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