Nesting Box Question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Miaoucat, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. Miaoucat

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    Hi all,
    So I have a mixed flock of standard rocks and cochin bantam hens. Should I include a smaller box that's 9" wide to accommodate the bantam cochins or will the rocks try to cram themselves in there? I don't want them to get stuck [​IMG]
     
  2. runt325

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    They will try to cram themselves inside
     
  3. runt325

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    :cd
     
  4. Miaoucat

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    Alright thanks!
    I'll just go bigger then
     
  5. runt325

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    np
     
  6. runt325

    runt325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how big are the chickens
     
  7. Miaoucat

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    Right now they're just about ready to lay (5 months). I kinda procrastinated building nesting boxes for quite a bit, but they should be ready in a couple of days [​IMG]
     
  8. runt325

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    need it more than 9 inches then
     
  9. Miaoucat

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    Yup I'm thinking 2 14"x15"x15" for 7 hens
     
  10. runt325

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    good plan now each hen will need 1 nesting box
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2016

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