Top or Lid on Nesting Boxes or Not?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by julnjake, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. julnjake

    julnjake Chirping

    Aug 20, 2011
    SW PA
    I know if you put a flat top on them then they'll get pooped and roosted on but does it make a difference if you put an angled top or no top at all on? Do they lay better one way or the other?
  2. Ema

    Ema Songster

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    I didn't have a top on mine at first and while they still laid, I found they seemed cranky with one another, once I rebuilt them a community nesting box, which was deep and had a top, they were much happier and less likely to march back and forth in front of the nesting box preventing everyone else from going in. :) a top would be beneficial, especially in winter :)

  3. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Songster

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga.


    This how I do it. [​IMG]

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