New improved nest box! Pic.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nicole01, May 24, 2012.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

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    Yay! My hens are sooo much happier we revised the nest box from 2 to 4 nesting areas. 2 nesting boxes for 8 hens was not enough for my flock. I'd have 2-3 hens per box when they had to lay at the same time or the higher hen would kick the lower hen out. The nest box issue was causing feather picking.

    All my hens use ALL 4 nest boxes! Yay! Even though 2 are ground level, they LOVE it! WOOT! My hubby made this night stand years ago in woodshop class.lol. It's made out of solid oak. We were going to get rid of it, but it came in very handy!

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    After- there's a hen on the bottom left.
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    Last edited: May 24, 2012
  2. AnimalLover234

    AnimalLover234 Chirping

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    I hope the hens will like it :)
     
  3. DeannaOR

    DeannaOR Songster

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    Love it! Recycle!
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

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    It was free too! That's the best! :D
     

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