nesting boxes?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ticks, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    how many nesting boxes would I need for 7 (1 rooster so 6 hens) chickens? how could I make them?
     
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  2. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The rule of thumb seems to be one for every 4-5 hens, and then they all use the same one anyway, for some reason that only hens know.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    My one group of 12 have 4 nests and they only use two that are their favorite...You can make a nest box out of alot of things...some use cat litter box with the lids...,I have some wooden ones we made and also plastic storage bins that they love...plastic buckets can be made into nest boxes with a lip on them...milk crates...use your imagination...
     
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    thanks tuffoldhen
     

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