time to build nest boxes

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jadell, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. jadell

    jadell Out Of The Brooder

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    It's time to move the chicks into the coop, but I still have a few details to finish. I have 20 Aus./B giants and I need to know how big to build the nest boxes. Any suggestions?
     
  2. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    Heres how my nest boxes look. They are made out of marina grade wood and the tops slant so they want sleep on the nest boxes instead of there roost.

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  3. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    I cleaned them out that day.
     
  4. jadell

    jadell Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering more about the measurements since these birds are a little bigger.
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    14" x 14" x 12" deep is the size recomended for heavy breeds, according to "Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens" by Gail Damerow.

    Hope this helps!

    Dawn
     
  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    My big butt black sexies stuff themselves in 5 gallon buckets and milk crates
     
  7. jadell

    jadell Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks Dawn. Does it matter how high up they are? I'm trying to leave as much floor space as possible.
     
  8. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Yukonchick

    Yukonchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've got 12 red sussex chicks coming at the end of May. Would these be considered one of the larger laying breeds? I'm presently building a hen house and was wondering on the size of the nesting boxes too. My wall studs are 16 inches apart so it may be perfect for building boxes where i can collect from the outside.[​IMG]
     

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