Chickens are really easy to raise. They are cheap, low maintenance, easy to look after and as a benefit, they produce the best tasting fresh organic eggs.
Nesting Box For Hens
To keen the hens healthy, you have to clean their nesting boxes at least once a week.
In actual fact, the size of the chicken nesting box is not really important. Chickens are not really a very demanding pets. As long as they have the few basic necessity, chickens will be happy foraging for insects on the ground.
One Size That Fits All
If you are buying or making a chicken nesting box, make sure it is slightly bigger than the average bird size. There is no need to have it any bigger. A nice and cozy fit is more suitable for the hens. Hens will lay the eggs and get broody and sit on them in whatever is available.
If you are on a limited budget, you can actually convert an old fruit crate into a nesting box. If possible, find a box or crate made of plastic material. This comes back to the ease of cleaning again.
When you are preparing a chicken nesting box in your DIY chicken coop, don’t get too hung up on the exact dimensions. It really isn’t necessary and it will not make any difference to the egg laying pattern of your poultry.
Do you want to know how to make your own chicken coop with nesting boxes? If you do, check out the Building A Chicken Coop guide by Bill Keene.
The e-book will show you easy steps on how to build your own chicken house with inexpensive building material. For more information, read the Building A Chicken Coop review on this web site.
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