Nesting Boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dianabauman, May 7, 2009.

  1. dianabauman

    dianabauman Hatching

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    I'm going to be working on building my coop this weekend. How many nesting boxes do you recommend for 5 chickens.

    Thanks so much,

    Diana
     

  2. Dr.Doorlock

    Dr.Doorlock Songster

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    May I invite you to look at the nest boxes I made. After I made 6 for only 8 hens (and I was going to make 2 more) I found they are not teretorial and can share with 2 or three other hens. I also wished I had made two boxes with dividers so I wouldn't have to open so many hatches to raid for eggs.

    Check the links below to see my nest boxes. The big advantage is easy cleaning.
     
  3. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Songster

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    For 5 chickens, one should be fine.. Two if you wish.. Or just go with a double wide community box at 24" wide with no divider.
     

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