All of my chooks bar one sleep in the nesting box instead of in the roosting compartment. That's 1 amber, 1 nera, and 4 pekins all in the nesting box which is 1x3ft. I have no real issue with it, except for all the poop in the morning. I would like the bedding to last more than a day and was wondering the best way forward.
I was thinking a little door from the roosting bit to the nesting box and only allow them through in the morning when they usually get let out to free range? I could also close this up just before bed time.