Last year I made a large chicken coop for some laying hens. It's been great but there is a problem with it.
They won't lay in the nest box. In fact they tend to perch by the nest box and then use it to poo into. Not great if you want clean eggs.
I decided last weekend to alter it. I think the problem was that there wasn't much difference in height between the perches and the nest box. I decided that the best course of action was to drop the nest box lower. Of course this didn't turn out to be as easy as I thought it would be!
|The chickens didn't like my first idea for where the nest box should go...|
|Proof in the pudding...|
|Spot the difference?|