Nesting box location

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by psocks, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. psocks

    psocks Hatching

    Jan 25, 2009
    Building a new coop but need guidance
    on the nesting boxes. Should they be inside
    the coop or outside?? Also I can get my
    hands on a metal contraption from my in-laws
    that currently hangs on the side of a shed.
    It basically is a long nesting box mad of metal
    that is 3 rows high. Any thoughts??

  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Put the nest boxes in the coop. Mine like to lay their eggs in the back of the coop in the corner. They like it a bit dark and secluded.
  3. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    Inside, definitely. Also, be careful with metal... it can get very cold and hot depending on your location in the world and its location in the coop. Hens like small, dark, hidden places to lay their eggs. People use all kinds of things... old milk crates, plastic bins, etc. But, if the hens don't like it, they'll just lay their eggs somewhere else.

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