nest box location

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by noidhndlr, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. noidhndlr

    noidhndlr In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2008
    Greetings all,
    Im new to the chicken world, actually dont have any yet, coming in May. Im building their new condo right now. I need to know which section of the house would be best to mount there nest boxes.
    I live in the high desert of California, temp extremes 115 summer, 20 winter. The house (4x8) is in a simi shaded tree area. At mid day about 1/2 of the house, the back portion is in the sun. The front of the house is facing north. I plan lots of windows/ventilation plus they wont be confinded alot.
    Where would be the best section of the house to mount their nest boxes? I will have 10 chickens and was told 4 boxes would be more than enough.

  2. Josie

    Josie Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Welcome to BYC!
    If it is well ventilated, I wouldn't be too worried about were to put it in terms of heat, just out of the sunny area.
    O would think about how easy it is for you to get the eggs. You don't want to have to traipse through a poopy hen house in 115 degree weather!

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