nesting box - how many and how big?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by OC closet chicken fan, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. OC closet chicken fan

    OC closet chicken fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi yall i am going to build some nesting boxes that will attach to a side of my 2' x 5' coop... i have 5 pullets... should I go for 1 good size nest box or have 2 smaller nesting box? since it will be attached to the end of the coop the max width i have to work with is 24 inches.... (so two 12x12 boxes or 1 bigger ~14,16,18x12?) thanks in advance for all input.
     
  2. smokinjay

    smokinjay Out Of The Brooder

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    Two small ones.
     
  3. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    better to have to many than not enought.
    But they will probably use one!
     
  4. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 laying with 4 boxes as an option for them but they only use 2 per day so I would say 2 boxes.
     
  5. OC closet chicken fan

    OC closet chicken fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sweet! thanks yall... two it is!

    i will add a center divider and make the center divider removable so i can still have 1 big nest if i ever needed it for anything (so tempted to get more pullets right now haha)
     

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