Nesting boxes under eaves

striperon

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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?
 

ChickenCanoe

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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.
 
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