nesting box dimensions

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aim4balance, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. aim4balance

    aim4balance Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 19, 2014
    Is 19 inches high (at the back), the base is 12 inches wide, and the opening is 7.5 inches. I followed online instructions, but b/c I only had scrap wood to work with, my dimensions were just a tad off. I thought it was still ok though. What do you think? Just making sure they were done right so as to "welcome the ladies" haha :)

  2. vehve

    vehve The Token Finn

    How large are the individual nests? Usually people recommend something like 1ft*1ft*1ft, but with smaller birds it can be a bit smaller.
  3. aim4balance

    aim4balance Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 19, 2014
    Base is 12 inches (so 1 foot) by 11 inches. But the slanted roof means that the opening when they walk in is at 10 inches, and the back (top of the slant) measures 19 inches from the bottom.

    I have 2 RIR, 2 white leghorns and 1 americauna.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2014
  4. nvdirtfreak

    nvdirtfreak Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 14, 2014
    I also have RIRs and Ameraucanas and my nesting boxes are 12"x12"x12." They seem to like it just fine :)
  5. Entropy1955

    Entropy1955 New Egg

    Mar 19, 2015
    Anyone trying smaller nesting boxes for bantams? I'm considering 10"x10"x12". Thoughts?

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