Gathering your freshly laid eggs couldn't be any easier. Just flip the latch
and reach right in!
Hens that can access their nest box 24/7 are more likely to go broody.
The Boughton 902a has shutters you can close at night to keep your
girls out of the nest.
The whole side panel comes off with a lift-- so you can change bedding
materials, let your girls roam the yard, etc.
Wire mesh sides inside the run provide protection, and the ladder closes
for extra protection whenever you need it. (We recommend you lay down
hardware cloth or chicken wire underneath for additional protection, both
for your birds and your grass!)
Chickens are happiest and healthiest when they get to range freely
around the yard, but if you can't let them out (when you're on vacation,
for instance), they won't be "cooped up" inside all day - they'll have
plenty to entertain themselves with inside the run!
At only 6' long by 4.5' wide by 4' tall, the Boughton 902a has the smallest
footprint of any six-chicken coop we've seen!