Nesting box location


10 Years
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??

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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