Love the setup in my 8x8x8 shed/coop. Roomy enough for more hens yet close enough everybody is snuggly. A three-some big bird nest is perfect for my 10 hens and located slightly lower than the roost so they are not tempted to roost in the nests at night a make a poopy mess there.
Thanks everyone, those pics are very helpful! I have an old bookshelf the man that lived here before us left in the shed. I was thinking I could lay that on its side and put a piece of wood horizontally between each rectangle to make 8 nest boxes. I am still unsure about the perches though. What is the best way to maximize the space with those, what about more of a ladder affect? Also, if I was to buy wood for the perches, should the pieces be rounded or like a normal rectangular shape (if that makes any since)? Thanks!
I went to buy 5 gal buckets for that idea but ended up coming home with stack able storage totes that dipped down in the front as if they were meant to be nests. I haven't decided yet if I'll stack them, or bolt them beside each other to the wall. I did weight them down with 1x1 concrete pavers since of course the birds will roost on the sides of them.
Too bad I keep finding my eggs outside in the run. I'm used to Bantams that need a nest, the Cochin needs a nest, but she escapes and hides under a bush.
It was a good nesting idea though, perhaps they'll utilize it at some point.