nesting box question

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

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    NE Indiana
    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 Songster

    Feb 10, 2008
    Western Oregon
    Mine seem to like smaller, dark nest boxes. Even though I have 5 boxes, they only ever use 2.

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