Owning an OverEZ chicken coop signifies your dedication to providing top-notch care for your feathered friends, ensuring they have the ideal environment for their egg-laying needs. In this guide tailored specifically for OverEZ coop owners, we'll delve into practical steps to create a comfortable and welcoming nesting space for your chickens.

Your OverEZ Coop:  Designed with nesting boxes positioned below the roosting bars and windows, offering chickens optimal darkness, which they naturally prefer for laying eggs.

Size Considerations: OverEZ coops are available in various sizes to accommodate different flock sizes. It's important to have sufficient nesting boxes, ideally one per 3 to 4 hens. OverEZ nesting boxes are generously sized, providing ample room for comfortable egg-laying. You might even witness the amusing sight of two hens sharing a nesting box!

Comfortable Bedding Choices: Line the nesting boxes in your coop with soft bedding materials. Hemp bedding is a personal favorite as it keeps eggs clean, but alternatives like straw, hay, or wood shavings work well too. Regularly replacing the bedding ensures a cozy and hygienic nesting environment. Consider adding a nesting box pad to replenish material that chickens naturally peck out.

Enhancing Privacy and Darkness: If your chickens tend to be curious or peck at each other, consider adding curtains to the nesting boxes. Creating a darker, secluded space mimics the natural nesting environment preferred by chickens, encouraging comfortable egg-laying. The "out of sight, out of mind" principle often applies - when chickens can't see others laying, they're less likely to disturb them.

Emphasizing Cleanliness: Regularly inspect and clean the nesting boxes to prevent dirt buildup and maintain optimal hygiene. Routine cleaning helps prevent moisture accumulation, reducing the risk of respiratory issues among your chickens.

Enticements to Encourage Egg-Laying: To encourage proper egg-laying behavior, consider placing fake eggs or golf balls in the nesting boxes of your coop. Chickens are instinctively drawn to the sight of eggs, making this a simple yet effective method to entice them to lay eggs in the designated area.

Regular Monitoring and Adjustment: Keep a close eye on your chickens' behavior within the coop to ensure they're using the nesting boxes as intended. Promptly address any issues, such as egg-laying outside the boxes, to maintain a harmonious coop environment.

By implementing these tailored strategies, you can optimize the nesting boxes in your  coop, providing your feathered companions with a cozy and inviting space to lay their eggs. Prioritizing comfort, cleanliness, and privacy contributes to the overall well-being and productivity of your flock, ensuring they thrive in their OverEZ home.