okay - so the tractor has been started - nest box question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Grindlefamily, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    Fairfield, ME
    Okay - reading here it says to have a next box that is 12x12 for up to 4 large breed hens -

    and then it mentions 14" high? so ???? On one end of my tractor I have space for the 12x12 box type nest, do they need 14" above that to stretch to lay the egg? I want to make sure I get it right. LOL

    I was considering putting 2 boxes on one end, but am unsure of having 14" all through the box due to the sloped sides.



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