we built our coop after looking at some simple designs on line and what we could find at Atwoods. our nesting boxes were located on the left of the attached photo. my stubborn lil chickens decided sleeping in there was a good idea. ive since read that the roosts should always be the highest area which when we looked at the pre-mades at atwoods it wasnt :/ our roosts are dowel rods at 2 different heights at the far end of the actual enclosed area and have only been used a few times when Amy gets curious when im cleaning the nest area. Anyways we removed the dividers and added a 2x4 to the nesting area since ive also been informed some birds just dont roost. if u give them a flat wide surface they will however perch there instead of laying down in the pine shavings. my dilemma is that i need nesting boxes now and our coop isnt very large to begin with. my question is, can nesting boxes be ground level? the underneath of the enclosed area is accessible via a hatch outside the run since i originally had the food and water there before we hung everything up. we can build a box similar to the original nesting area and use my hatch as a lid. seems to b the best option that will not take away any of the avail space. the hub is NOT happy with how the coop turned out and would b very upset if i had shared a pic so shhh. i think its awesome and we did a great job but ran into some issues that i would think are common to newbies.