should I divide my nesting box??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Anny, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    My nesting box is 24 inch by 12inches in side should I divide it to be 2, 12x12 boxes??

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    Another question... my coop is 4x6 feet and the run is 6x12 ft. How many chicken could that comfortably house in this set up. I was thinking 4. Am I right??

    ( I might end up extending the run to be 12x12 but we'll see, since I have left over fencing I got for free.)
     
  2. sunshineinsc

    sunshineinsc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My nesting boxes are the same size. As I was watching my Buff orp laying an egg yesterday I was glad we made them bigger cause she wouldn't have fit in a smaller box or at least it wouldn't have looked comfortable.
     
  3. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    yea that was what I was thinking 12x12 seems kind of small.
     
  4. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
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    Nice box you made there! It does have an opening for the hens, right?!! I think your coop and run size is good for 4 hens.
     
  5. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    yes it has an opening haha

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    here it is attached:
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  6. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
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    Oh! That's really nice, I vote, do not divide! Good job. [​IMG]
     
  7. grullablue

    grullablue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's BEAUTIFUL!!!
     
  8. Buckhunter

    Buckhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made mine 14x14
     
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Yes, I'd put a divider in it.
     
  10. spottedtail

    spottedtail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shouldn't make much difference whether the nestbox is divided. But 12" x 12" is plenty if you have Leghorns.

    I'd only put 3 of the heavy breeds into a 4x6 coop, but 4 Leghorns should be ok.

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