When building your coop, you will also want to include chicken nesting boxes for all those tasty eggs you will be collecting. Here is a quick faq to hopefully answer the most common questions new chicken owners have...
How many nesting boxes will I need?
Many beginners think they need to have a box for each chicken they own. However, you actually only need one for every three to four birds.
What size should I make the nesting boxes?
A good size for average breeds is 12" x 12" x 8". You may want to make it smaller if you are raising bantams, or larger for bigger breeds. However, as long as you make the box slightly bigger than the anticipated size of your mature chickens, they will be more than happy.
What materials should I use to build the boxes? [Read more...]