nesting box size for jersey giants

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chicks man chicks, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. chicks man chicks

    chicks man chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a newbie building my first coop/tractor Iwas wondering if any suggestions on how big to build nest box for a jersey giant hen and how far off floor level boxes should be thanks for advise. I love BYC!!!!!!
     
  2. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Can't answer your question but I'm sure we'll have someone jump in shortly who can!
     
  3. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    18X18 is the minimum per hen, since they are a large breed boxes should be placed any where between 0-1' off the ground.
     
  4. Country Guy John

    Country Guy John Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the coop.
     
  5. chicks man chicks

    chicks man chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the warm welcomes and advise it is appreciated
     
  6. Henrik Petersson

    Henrik Petersson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is interesting... What about the roosts? How high up can they be, how wide must they be per chicken, and how far from the walls and ceiling must they be? Is 4 inches still the recommended thickness of the roost?

    Can Jersey Giants fly at all, or are they as earthbound as silkies?
     
  7. plapczynski

    plapczynski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My JG's use the 5 gallon buckets on the side.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2009
  8. flyingdutchman

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    How old are you JG's? Actually, I'm wondering if they are fully mature giants.
     

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