What Size (Sizes?) Should I Make Nesting Boxes

HUGEPurplePuppy

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So I’m going to be building nesting boxes. I have a huge variety from a small Spitzhauben to Brahma and Jersey Giant. So how large should these nesting boxes be. Should I make them all one size or should I make different sized ones to suit the different birds. I was planning 12” deep, 12” tall, 14” wide, but will that be too small for my big girls, I’ve seen varied recommendations.
 

dai2dao996

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So I’m going to be building nesting boxes. I have a huge variety from a small Spitzhauben to Brahma and Jersey Giant. So how large should these nesting boxes be. Should I make them all one size or should I make different sized ones to suit the different birds. I was planning 12” deep, 12” tall, 14” wide, but will that be too small for my big girls, I’ve seen varied recommendations.
I did mine 12 x 12 and 16 tall. I'll show you.
 

dai2dao996

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Hopefully this will help you.
 

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dai2dao996

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I am glad I made a bit taller because my girls like to stand up and not move for awhile sometimes. Like they're waiting for their hole to go back to normal or something. Lol.
 

aart

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Mine are 14x14x16tall and work fine for even the Brahmas I used to have.
They do stand as the egg actually emerges.

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