So i did a forum search and also a google search but the information is all over the place. Most people recommend a 12 x 12 x 12 nesting box for standard chickens. If you have bigger chickens I read 16 x 16 x 12 is good. I also read that it is better not too have nesting boxes too large because chickens like them dark, cozy and if they are smaller it does not allow too much room so they break/eat eggs. If the bantams I am getting are smaller (2 lbs and less) what size nesting boxes should I have. I read on BYC that someone recommended 9 x 9 for bantams but then others said that was too small.. I found these cheap, plastic wash basins for $1 that I thought might work. The interior dimensions are 9.5W x 12L x 6D. I figured we could put like 2-3 inches of hay/chips in the basin put them in a nesting box area that is built in with dividers, etc. i just thought the plastic basins would make it easier to clean, toss out the hay/chips a couple times of year. Do you think these are big enough? The chickens we have are all bantam and about 1/3 the size of their standard counterparts: silkies (hen supposed to be about 24 oz) easter eggers (hen about 26 oz) bugg orpington (heaviest hens at about 36 oz) thanks in advance for any help.