nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Dinkadoo, May 17, 2009.

  1. Dinkadoo

    Dinkadoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How far off the floor do the nesting boxes have to be?
    Also, how many boxes for 8 golden comets??? The coop and run should be ready for the 4 week old girls by this coming weekend. Can't wait to get my laundry room back!!!! [​IMG]
    soo sorry posted in wrong place....
     
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  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:[​IMG] from Washington, new egg

    Chickens will share nest boxes usually. You can probably go with 2 nest boxes for 8 chickens. More if you want. Nest boxes can be on the floor to up to 24 inches off the floor. I've read mostly 18-24 inches. I have 2 stories in my coop and the buckets are on the 2nd story floor.

    Also if you post in the wrong forum, not a big deal, just PM a moderator or hit the report button and ask that the thread gets moved to the best forum for answers.

    Imp- congrats on getting your laundry room back. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    golden comets are so pretty [​IMG] [​IMG] from southern ohio..good luck!! DJ By the way..I agree with Imp...good advice!!
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I wasn't sure. I had to do a search.
    I was perusing the unanswered posts, and trying to help.

    Imp
     
  5. pulaskipusher

    pulaskipusher New Egg

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    On the same topic, how big should they be? We have six of them and they are about 12-16"

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    Are these big enough? How many layers should these support?
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I think 12x16 is about the right size. 6 nests at 4 hens per would lead me to think 24 hens.

    Imp
     

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