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. scooter147

    scooter147 Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    A lot of folks like the opening to be on the outside of the coop so they don't have to enter the coop.
    I have the catalog type I bought at an auction. I like them inside because it makes me go in and that way I can keep an eye on the hens and cleanliness etc.
    It really is a matter of preference and ability to incorporate into coop.

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