Nesting Box Dimensions?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by team_realtree, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. team_realtree

    team_realtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What size should I make each individual box? Most likely I will be getting full size rhode island reds if it matters.
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    My Hen boxes are 11/2 feet long, 1 foot wide, & 6 inches deep. Any size will do though ,they aren't real picky where they lay. A bucket full of hay will do. Some of mine lay in the horses manger.
     
  3. team_realtree

    team_realtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks! Does it matter if there not high off the ground? I would imagine they would feel more secure laying higher up but what do i know [​IMG]
     
  4. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My nest boxes are around 15x15in and 18inches high. They are doing great for my birds. The boxes are 18 inches off the floor.

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  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Yes, It's best to raise them a foot or two off the ground, but they don't HAVE to be. Just make sure your roosts are higher or they might roost in the nests. They can create quite a mess in there overnight.
     

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