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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Robert Knopp, Mar 21, 2018.
What is a good size for a chicken nesting box.
Think milk crate.
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It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.
Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!
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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.
Roll out nest box? Pics and/or explanation please.
I need to CAD it up so I can show a cross section.
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.
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.
14W x 14D x 16H works for me.