So I am still in the design phase of my coop planning and while searching for nest box ideas I came across this really interesting sliding egg access door mechanism...
I like this idea but I was wondering if anyone has tried anything similar or can help me with pros/cons.
My first concern was making it predator proof- we have racoons and opossums that I think would be smart enough to lift this sliding mechanism so I was thinking of adding a latch or other locking mechanism. My other concern was weathertightness but the location of this side of the coop faces the house and will be protected from rain by a partial covering of our roof and the coop roof so there shouldn't be a lot of rain water running down this side of the coop and leaking into the nestbox.
What are your thoughts?