Nesting Boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cullenf27, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. cullenf27

    cullenf27 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 27, 2011
    How many nesting boxes should I have for six chickens?

    Thanks in Advance
  2. sdeneen2001

    sdeneen2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    One really big one. It seems that, no mater how many nest boxes, they all want to lay in the same one [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    I would recommend that you provide two, but they may all lay in one. Hens seem to prefer and secluded place to lay their eggs in and while many folks get along just fine with a communal nest, I've found they will take to laying where you want them to quicker with individual nests.
  4. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    A max of 2 (give them a choice) besides I have a pair of hens that range together, lay eggs together and roost together? Nobody ever accused chickens of being normal [​IMG]
  5. Davlyn

    Davlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2010
    Pike , NH
    Howdy, I was just given a building that was a huge dble dog house. Its 5'x3' & over 5' tall. looking [​IMG] 4 ideas on nesting box's.
    Going to put the roosting pole each end & the box's in the middle along the back wall:confused:

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