nesting box for Jersey Giant

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Flipped, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Flipped

    Flipped Hatching

    Oct 31, 2011
    I am designing my first coop and have a Jersey Giant chick coming soon. How large should a roost for her be and should I make all five fit that size or can I encourage just her to use that box? I also have 3 Plymouth Rocks and one Orpington coming. This is my first time with backyard chickens!

  2. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    I'd have roosts of different sizes, I'm not sure they have a preference. As far as a nesting box, make one or two big enough for a JG to sit comfortably in, but from what I know there is no way to "train" hens to go in one particular box. Most of us are just happy they lay their eggs in a box. [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Nov 4, 2011

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