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Chicken Coop Nesting Boxes – 5 Tips to Building the Perfect Space for Your Chickens to Lay Eggs!
 

Chicken Coop Nesting Boxes – 5 Tips to Building the Perfect Space for Your Chickens to Lay Eggs!

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If you want your chickens to give you fresh, yummy eggs on a regular basis, you are going to need to provide them with a special place to lay those eggs....chicken coop nesting boxes. Discover what ...

If you want your chickens to give you fresh, yummy eggs on a regular basis, you are going to need to provide them with a special place to lay those eggs....chicken coop nesting boxes. Discover what you need to know about those boxes to keep your chickens happy and producing eggs!

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  • I started with getting a nesting box and a ratproof chicken feeder to start. I have not seen any mice or rats and the chickens are doing what they are suppose to do. I got my feeder and nest box out of Oklahoma from 'thecarpentershop.net' Very well built and light to move when I want to.
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    Chicken Coop Nesting Boxes – 5 Tips to Building the Perfect Space for Your Chickens to Lay Eggs! Chicken Coop Nesting Boxes – 5 Tips to Building the Perfect Space for Your Chickens to Lay Eggs! Presentation Transcript

    • Chicken Coop Nesting Boxes: 5 Tips to Building the Perfect Space for Your Chickens to Lay Eggs A MySnazzyChickenCoop.com Presentation
    • Get lots of FREE practical, useful & entertaining information about raising chickens and building chicken coops at www.MySnazzyChickenCoop.com Go to www.MySnazzyChickenCoop.com/report  and get our free guide: "Top 7 Chicken Coop Mistakes" www.MySnazzyChickenCoop.com
      • Introduction
      • Store-bought eggs pale in comparison to home-grown eggs
      • Chickens need nesting boxes to lay eggs
      • You can buy, build, or improvise
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      • 1. Number
      • 3-4 hens can share one nesting box
      • Hens lay on individual schedules
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      • 2. Size
      • Allow 1-2 extra space around the inside of the nesting box when the hen sits inside
      • 12 inches square, 18 inches deep
      • Too much space encourages hens to spend too much time in the box
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      • 3. Configuration
      • The top of the box should have a steeply slanted roof
      • Create a front entrance for the hen and a rear access for egg gathering
      • Boxes should have a lip and a roost
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      • 4. Location
      • Nesting boxes should be semi-private
      • Hang above the floor of the coop but no higher than roosting rods
      • Elevation makes it easy to gather eggs, but don’t encourage chickens to sleep there
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      • 5. Bad Habits
      • Chickens should not poop in their nesting boxes, peck at their eggs, or lay eggs outside of the nesting boxes
      • Bad habits are signs that your chickens do not like their boxes
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      • Conclusion
      • 3-4 hens per nesting box
      • Nesting boxes should be 1 square foot, not too big, and located slightly above the coop floor
      • A desirable nesting box is essential for good egg-laying habits
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    • To discover the “Top 7 Chicken Coop Mistakes” most newcomers make, go to www.MySnazzyChickenCoop.com/report and download the free report! www.MySnazzyChickenCoop.com