Nesting box question...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dash Riprock, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Dash Riprock

    Dash Riprock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting 6 1.5 yr old hens on Sunday. Coop is ready, but I am unsure of the number of nesting boxes I need to have in place. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 nesting boxes will be plenty for 6 hens. I made mine 14 inches wide, tall, deep with a 45 degree sloped top so they can't roost on top of them.
     
  3. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    :welcomeHave fun with your new girls.
     
  4. Dash Riprock

    Dash Riprock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! [​IMG] The family is eagerly awaiting the arrival of our girls. 2 RIR's, 2 Dom's and 2 Sex Links. Woo Hooo!!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    How much fun you're going to have! Yes, I agree that two is plenty. Mine have lots and they all want the same three (I have over 40 layers). They literally climb in on top of each other and ignore all the empty nests.
    Love your screen name! I know who Dash Riprock is. We also have an Elly Mae here! [​IMG]
     
  6. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The sloped top sounds like a good idea! Thanks for that!![​IMG]
     
  7. Dash Riprock

    Dash Riprock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Cool....Maybe we'll see each other out by the cement pond. [​IMG]
     
  8. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
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    Quote:2 should be enough . I use these large milk crates and they love them .


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  9. Dash Riprock

    Dash Riprock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to all for the advice. Nesting boxes are in place. [​IMG]
     
  10. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:What kind of nesting boxes did you decide on ?
     

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