nesting box dimensions

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

  1. aim4balance

    aim4balance Out Of The Brooder

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    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 :)

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  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

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    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

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    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

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

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