WHat size opening for exterior nest boxes?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by certifiedchef, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. certifiedchef

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    We are building a coop to house 5 hens. THe nesting box will be mounted on the exterior. We are not sure is an 8" opening is enough space for the chickens to clinb into the boxes, or do we need a full 12x12 inch opening for each box? we are planning on 2 boxes for 5 Hens?
    any suggestions??
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    Unless they are Bantams, I'd go at least 12 X 12
     
  3. certifiedchef

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    thank you!
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    What Bear Foot Farm said.
     

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