Nesting boxes under eaves

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by striperon, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. striperon

    striperon Songster

    Sep 12, 2013
    Kennebunkport, ME
    I see coop designs with nest boxes on the side of the coop under the eaves. Do those of you who have them like the design? It seems rain and snow would be dripping off the roof into the boxes when the box is opened. Is my question unfounded?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    The box is only open for a minute or so a day, so unless it rains all day most days - it's not an issue.
    An outside nest box doesn't take up space from the coop, is easily accessible but also might chill quicker in freezing weather.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2013

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