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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mart, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Mart

    Mart In the Brooder

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    I am building a 6x4 chicken coop, a foot will be for 3 nesting boxes, are 3 nest boxes enough for 6 chickens? and is coop large enough too?
     
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Plenty of nest boxes! They will likely only use one of them
     
  3. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

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    Hi Hannah
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    3 nesting boxes is enough for six hens, the coop might be a little small but i'm not positive.
     
  4. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hello and :welcome 3 is plenty for 6 chickens. You need about 1 box for every 3 hens. Coop space is a minimum of 4sq ft per hen so you are dot on that with your 6x4! Bigger is always better but that will be fine :thumbsup
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC!:)
     
  8. Graciesing2us

    Graciesing2us Songster

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    We built my girls lovely nest boxes, they decided they'd rather sleep in the old rabbit hutch we used when they were little!! Can't please everyone
     
  9. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    3 nest boxes is plenty!
    We're glad you joined! :D
     
  10. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    Make yourself at home here, lots of friendly & helpful members around.

    It's nice to have you here!
     

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