Nest boxes - interior vs exterior

3CrazyChicks

Hatching
Jun 3, 2020
2
1
8
I am building a coop and have designed it with the nest boxes inside. I see quite a few designs with them hanging out, so just wondering if there are particular advantages to one that hangs outside the coop. We live in Missouri, so we have some harsh winters but also have some brutal summers.
 

aart

Chicken Juggler!
Premium Feather Member
8 Years
Nov 27, 2012
96,357
129,646
1,807
SW Michigan
My Coop
My Coop
I am building a coop and have designed it with the nest boxes inside. I see quite a few designs with them hanging out, so just wondering if there are particular advantages to one that hangs outside the coop. We live in Missouri, so we have some harsh winters but also have some brutal summers.
Usually it's to leave more space in small coops....and be able to collect eggs more easily in same. More cons to external nests than pros, IMO.
 

blackdog043

Crowing
Feb 19, 2017
2,348
3,919
396
SE PA
The only advantage for exterior, you don't have to go in the coop. I personally like going inside the coop. It's 8 x 12, so plenty of room. The nest boxes are raised 18 inches from the floor, so no floor space is lost.

inside coop.jpg
 

FeltonFunnyFarm

In the Brooder
May 13, 2020
5
19
21
I am building a coop and have designed it with the nest boxes inside. I see quite a few designs with them hanging out, so just wondering if there are particular advantages to one that hangs outside the coop. We live in Missouri, so we have some harsh winters but also have some brutal summers.
I am currently working on a new, expanded walk-in coop. I am putting mine on an interior wall. I think it is personal preference.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom