What is a good size for a chicken nesting box.

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  1. Robert Knopp

    Robert Knopp Hatching

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    What is a good size for a chicken nesting box.
     
  2. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Think milk crate.

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  3. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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    Mine is 36" wide, 14" tall and 20" deep. I see up to 4 in there at one time. Mine is a roll out nest box so I get clean eggs.

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  4. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Roll out nest box? Pics and/or explanation please.
     
  5. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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    I need to CAD it up so I can show a cross section.

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    jthornton Crowing

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  7. naf_appaz

    naf_appaz Songster

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    Walmart dishwashing basins (sterlite) under $3... works well for me and my EE's. Not sure of exact dimensions think its about 14" X 22" maybe 8" deep. My coop has nest boxes built in with one of these in each of the 3. The way the coop is built it gives them a sense of security with dividers between the 3 nests. I have 6 hens and for whatever chicken reason they all want to use the same nest.
     
  8. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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    That's the very reason I built a community nest box big enough to hold 4. Chickens like to lay their eggs where other eggs are as it must be a safe place.

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    naf_appaz Songster

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    makes sense
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    14W x 14D x 16H works for me.

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