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Nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Orrosta, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. Orrosta

    Orrosta Out Of The Brooder

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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!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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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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  3. tav1

    tav1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just create a mount I hay.
    They like it.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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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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