Nesting Boxes

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

  1. dianabauman

    dianabauman New Egg

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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