TexasLisa and adgcountrygirl,
I live in southeast Texas. I just moved 30 miles southwest to Plantersville. It is great to come across others who live in Texas. I am new to the site.
I use my Tidy Cats cat litter buckets to hold feed. I have never thought about using them as a nesting box. Do you think that would be to warm for the new chicks and ducks come August when they will probably lay?
My new coops are I guess considered open air as well. I used some of the trays we had around that are used to hold soda bottles for their nesting boxes. They have never liked being in an actual box like thing. They surprised me in the new coop however.
Here is one of the outside cats, Coon, laying in what was meant to be a nesting box.
And under that shelf as shown here are where they decided to lay. All four hens use the same spot. Bobbie was the one in there when I took this photo.
My coop now that the winter/bad weather tarps were taken off last week. From this view, the left side has the baby chicks and ducklings; the right side is for the Ladies (my 4 adult hens).
Hi TatooedKeeper and WELCOME! I had to look you up on the map (still learning Texas). You are 1 1/2 hours north of me. It is a shame you don't like cats....... I like your coop, nice and airy!