nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mystus808, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. mystus808

    mystus808 Songster

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    how big should a hens box be? is 1' by 1' by 1' good?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Quote:Perfect.
     
  3. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

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    Sounds about right
     
  4. Noymira

    Noymira Songster

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    How many hens will use a 1'x1'x1' box? Should they be larger for multiple hens?

    Anyone use 5 gallon buckets on their sides? How many do you use for how many birds?
     
  5. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    i made mine 16"x16"x16"
     
  6. Supernatural

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    I have three 1'x1' boxes for my five hens; most of the time they only use two of them (the corner boxes).

    I have seen two of my big buff orpingtons squeeze into the same box [​IMG] but if a box is being used, they'll wait or use another one.
     
  7. lolita117

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    How many boxes should you have. I will have 25-30 chickens. I know they all don't lay at the same time or every single day and of course, I will be collecting my eggs everyday. How nesting boxes should I build for my girls?
     

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