exterior nestboxes in colder climates???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by PurplePoppiPpl, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. PurplePoppiPpl

    PurplePoppiPpl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2012
    North Western Wisconsin
    Hi live in northern Wisconsin and am currently trying to build a chicken coop. i have 9 pullets , 4 of which are laying eggs and i really liked the idea of being able to collect eggs from otisde the coop, but my dad wass worried about the fact that they would be drafty for the girls... really would like some advice :) thanks!
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2012
  2. ScottM

    ScottM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's my setup

    The egg door opens to a solid wall, but only hand sized holes are cut out. This cuts down on any draft. Oh and the nests are not exterior, but built inside. Eggs can freeze in either case at negative 30 if we don't check often


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