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Chicken Nest Boxes | Forum

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admin Jul 16 '16

Nest boxes are very important for chickens and can also vary significantly in price. 

Nest boxes need to be inviting for your chickens, and needs to be kept clean and well bedded to minimise soiling of the eggs.  

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admin Jul 16 '16

You will need to provide at least one nest box for every two to three chickens and each nest box should be approximately one square foot.  


This size is important as any smaller and the chicken begins to feel too cramped and any bigger and the chickens do not feel snug.

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admin Jul 16 '16
The purpose of chicken nest boxes is to encourage your chickens to lay their eggs. A properly built nest assures that eggs are kept in a good environment for collection or hatching. A suitable nest box in for laying eggs can encourage your chickens to lay their eggs in a particular place preventing the need for hunting round to find the eggs.