number of bantam nest boxes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PtldChick, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. PtldChick

    PtldChick Songster

    Jun 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I've read that bantams lay fewer eggs that LF. If that is so, does that mean I need fewer next boxes per hen with bantams than with my LF girls since they'll be laying less often? I plan to have a few smaller next boxes in addition to my regular ones in case the little girls prefer those.

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:I think it would be the breed of the bantam that matters as far as egg production goes. At any rate, I'd go with the same number of nestboxes for the banties as you would use with the LF. In both of my flocks I have very low ranking flock members. The bullying they sometimes have to put up with includes not being allowed access to the favorite nestboxes. I like to give them a choice.

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