I have had chickens for a little over three years. Our initial coop was relatively small. It had one roost that comfortably fit 6 full size birds and one bantam. There were 3 nesting boxes that could be accessed from the outside. Of course, chicken math happened and 7 turned into 10 and 10 turned into 30! We are down to about 23 right now, but that number will rise again soon, I'm sure! When the first coop got too tight, we re-purposed our garden shed into a coop. Size wise, it's great. However, we don't want to change the look of the shed on the exterior so the nesting boxes are inside. At night, some of the hens were roosting on the top of the boxes, so we put an angled "roof" on it and they started sleeping IN the nesting boxes. We are in the Northeast so they don't lay much in the winter so it hasn't been a huge issue, but I'd like to get some ideas on how to re-configure things to avoid that going forward, because poop in the boxes is not going to work for me! For the record, there is definitely enough roosting room for all of the birds on the actual roost. I was considering building nesting boxes into the run, so the birds could access them from inside and I could gather eggs from the outside. Has anyone else done anything like that? Is there any reason that it's not a good idea? I'd love to see pictures if you've got them! Thanks for reading!