My DBF has spent a lot of time improving my coops ventilation, making it much more Florida friendly. Finally he installed the nest boxes and now it occurs to me, won't they be hot in there trying to hatch eggs? I'm definately counting before they hatch here as I don't even have any laying yet, but say in the future, they want to raise some biddies, would they even use the box or would they likely go make a nest outdoors somewhere cooler?? I have a barred rock banty and a white frizzle and I'd love to see some frizzled barred babies if that's possible. I'd rather they weren't nesting outdoors though but on the other hand, I don't want them baking. Should a brooding type nest box have ventilation?