How deep (front to back) should I make my nesting boxes for standard sized birds?? We have welsummers, buff orps, BR, EE, etc. I was thinking about 10" wide and 10"-12" deep. If you think 12" deep would be overkill then I will save on the wood. I have found plenty of pics but just no dimensions. Also would 4 nesting boxes be enough for 10 hens?? I might could squeeze 5 in the space I have but it would be hard to do much more. Almost finished with our new coop - progress pics will be up soon, it is 8'x16' and will have 2 8'x10' runs on each end. The "hen house" will be divided inside. One half for our flock of Welsummers and the other half for our mixed flock. We are getting excited - Just have to get the roof on it and complete the runs - hopefully by next weekend it will be done!!