Do you paint nest boxes dark on inside?

B'villechicken

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Sep 19, 2008
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Nothing is painted in my coop including nestboxes. I know of no scientific reason to paint them dark, but whatever works
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. Mine frequently use the corner or some other inconvenient spot.
 
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I've read/heard that chickens like to lay their eggs in dark places. My coop isn't going to be very dark so I was thinking painting the nest boxes a dark color would help. I'm also thinking about using curtains.
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al6517

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They do get painted but it's the same inside and out for my ease of use and care. they get fresh paint every yr but the color is whatever I have on hand to mix, last year it 30 gal to paint it inside and out.

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