nesting box size?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ab2401, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. ab2401

    ab2401 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was thinking of one with that was 1 1/2 foot X 1 foot...... and I'm talking about the bottom part of it. The part the hen sits in.


    does that make since? and is that big enough?
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Are you getting Standard or Bantam sized chickens?

    Those dimensions should work fine for either one. If your getting a heavier breed, you may want to go with 1 1/2' by 14".

    Hope this helps!


    Dawn
     
  3. ab2401

    ab2401 Out Of The Brooder

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    Standard as of now.... but who knows what the future holds holds so I think I'll go one and do the 14"


    Thanks!
     
  4. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some of the heavy breeds and that is the size I am going to build for ours, sounds good.
     
  5. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just use milk crates and the guy I bought hens from had them in milk crates too they love it
     

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