number of nest boxes help


11 Years
Jun 13, 2010
Admire, KS
I have been searching and reading threads for 2 hours, and I give up.

I will have 11 hens laying in a few weeks (6 layers now with 5 18 week old coming on. I have 3 12x12x12 nest boxes that the older girls use for laying. One hen sometimes lays on the floor (or just about anywhere she happens to be when the urge hits -- silly Campine). Are 3 boxes enough for 11 laying hens?
I have 17 LF light brahma pullets. The GF wanted me to build 17 next boxes so they would each have one. I told her that I didnt need more than 4 or 5 at most due to my research into the subject. We compromised on 9. I have only found eggs in 3 of the so far and we have gotten close to 200 eggs so far.

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