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nesting box question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 8 hens and i am getting ready to build them new boxes. before i just used milk crates(3) and raised them up. they only would use 1. now i am thinking about making 1 box but the same length as 3 boxes would be. so it would be 1' x 1' x 3' with a perch out front. has anyone tried this before? what are some opinions? thanks for your output, Krista
     
  2. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine seem to like smaller, dark nest boxes. Even though I have 5 boxes, they only ever use 2.
     

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