What size should a nest box be for a laying hen

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by miron28, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello everyone i am just getting started but i want to know What size should a nest box be for a laying hen? is there any wood i should not use? [​IMG]
     
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
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    Hi,my nest boxes made from pliwood and 2x4 s each one about 20"x15" and it's working.
     
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Welcome to BYC! A 12x12x12 is just fine for most standard size hens. If you have a larger breed (like Jersey Giant or big Brahma) you may want to make it larger than that by a couple of inches.


    Don't use cedar. I'm not sure if using cedar boards would be harmful for them but cedar shavings is, so I'd stay away from it completely myself.
     
  4. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds good thank you!
     

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