I had been planning on going up to Grass Valley today, but the forecast was for a 60% chance of rain so I reconsidered. Instead of working on the barn, I stayed in San Jose and installed the nest boxes on the side of my chicken coop.
The boxes could use a second coat of paint and they need a shingle or two on the roof, but they are installed and ready for some chicken business.
The crazy chicken lady recommends curtains on the boxes, which seems kind of silly but it might be a good idea. The coop roof is transparent, so there’s lots of light which I’m not sure a nesting hen would appreciate. I’ll see how they behave once they get the hang of their new accommodations.