nesting boxes

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

  1. Dinkadoo

    Dinkadoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    South Carolina
    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....
    Last edited by a moderator: May 17, 2009
  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

    Jul 9, 2008
    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.

  5. pulaskipusher

    pulaskipusher New Egg

    May 13, 2009
    North Idaho
    On the same topic, how big should they be? We have six of them and they are about 12-16"


    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.


BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by