Nesting boxes on door?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by aherzlin, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. aherzlin

    aherzlin Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 8, 2012
    My first chicks are arriving this week and I'm finishing up plans for their coop right now. I'm converting a small (10x16ish) two-stall barn so the foundation is there. I want to be able to access the boxes without going in the coop so what do you guys think about the boxes being attached to the door and I could just swing the door open? Would that bother any chickens in the boxes?
  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2012
    South Central WI
    Im thinking that if a hen was swung around when trying to lay, she might scare and jump/fly out in a hurry. possibly breaking or knocking out any eggs that are in there. I like the idea of not having to go in the coop as i have it that way too, but hens get defensive and shy while in the nesting box. But maybe someone else will know more about this than me...
  3. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2011
    athens, wv
    idk but if you put the nest boxes on the door maybe you could cut out an opening behind them. And put some hinges and make like a flap that you can can open then you wouldn't even need to open the door.

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