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How many nest boxes will i need for my hens?
If you asked a slick nest box salesman, he would probably tell you the answer is one box for every hen and then tell you how much he likes you and how he is willing to give you a great deal if you buy today. Fortunately, I don't think there are many "nest box salesmen", especially slick ones. However, there are plenty of poultry supply companies that sell nest boxes and the answer they should give you is approximately one nest box for every 5-6 hens. Now this can, and does, vary somewhat but the point is this, if you have 25 hens you don't need to purchase 25 individual nest boxes. In fact,one six-hole nest box would probably be sufficient for 25 laying hens, or 6 extremely pampered laying hens.