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These are beautiful
handcrafted nest boxes
with good air flow .
Generally we find
that four to five hens will
share one nest box.
Pat always jokes that they'll take numbers and wait in line for their turn to lay.
We once found three hens sitting on top of each other in the same nest—completely ignoring
We place the nests in a
shady spot in the coop, or
(screwed) onto the roost.
Unless you want your hens to
raise chicks, you must remove the eggs.
Brooding hens will occupy the nests,
so you'll need more boxes for the others.
Some might think each hen should
have her own nest—
like birds do in nature...
do your hens need?
Instead of staples, we use only exterior deck screws on these nice, solid nest boxes.
We don't use external
nest boxes extending from the sides-
We found those boxes get to
over 120 degrees in summer!
A good nest box should not heat up in summer and shouldn't get too cold in winter.
Where would be the best place to set the nest boxes?
Under a metal roof?
or a Cedar roof?
Placing the nest boxes under the cedar roof is
a good idea. A cedar roof won't heat up in summer, and it's easier to keep the coop warm in winter.
sea wave design,
A double nest box for a big chicken coop