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nesting box oops

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickenLovers1, May 3, 2016.

  1. ChickenLovers1

    ChickenLovers1 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2016
    North Central Ma.
    its been raining so I decided to build my nest boxes in the garage. The coop is framed and roofed not much left to do I had cut an opening 36" x14" in the coop for an outside nest box. So I started to frame the box in the garage and realized the inside of the nest boxes are only going to be 11" wide instead of 12" wide. I planned on 3 boxes we have 6 chicks 3 Black Speckled Sussex 2 Barred Rock and a mystery. Is the 11" wide ok or should I just make 2 nest boxes?
    Your opinions please..
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2015
    No where Nebraska
    I think 11 inches wide will be just fine.
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  3. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2015
    Walla Walla WA
    I have two boxes in a 36x14 space. 6 laying hens, they use both, sometimes even 2 or 3 in each box at a time.
  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    Last edited: May 4, 2016

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