Nesting boxes

Orrosta

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I know 12X12 is recommended, but I always here of the "favorite" nesting box. How big is your chickens "favorite" box? Also what size is your chicken!
 

Pork Pie

Flockwit
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I'm not sure is the issue in this instance - hens just seem to prefer one or two nest boxes. It's possibly more of an issue of privacy or downright stubbornness!

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aart

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All my nests are at least 14" wide x 14" deep x 16" tall with a 10" diameter entrance for coziness and good looks.
Nice and roomy for turning around to get comfy.

They still can have a favorite, it's just how they do.
But I've found that keeping one or two fake eggs/golf balls in all the nests helps spread the love,
tho they still can bicker over or wait for a favorite, the 'favorite' can to change day to day or week to week.
 

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