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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wlz77, May 9, 2007.

  1. wlz77

    wlz77 Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the amount of nesting boxes I need per hen ? Ihave 8 egg layers and 5 bantam hens. I thought I saw that you don't have to have one for each hen . Is one nesting box for every 2 hens ok. thank you for your help.
     
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I have 20 chickens and they have 14 nesting boxes and use only 4 of them. I guess they have a real liking to just that one area. go figure lol
     
  3. Firefly

    Firefly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I've read that 1 nesting box for every 3-4 birds is sufficient. HTH
     
  4. wlz77

    wlz77 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank u . DH is doing the work did't want to make him do more then he needed to do. i guss we will try to go with 6 or 8 i will have to see how much room it leaves. the coops 8 x12 and i was told that that size is good . it just fiting everything in it. thak you again wendy
     

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