Here is a link to photos of the nest box set up I built that shows the doors to the nest boxes open and shut. I like being able to walk in the front part of the coop and open doors to check for eggs, but I think I have too many nests for our sixteen chickens.
The two ground eggs were laid in the wood shaving I put down under the roosts. I'll have to put a layer of dirt down over the shavings. I think the hens may get confused about where to lay their eggs?
The kitchen was dark and had dark wood cabinets. I thought I would try open shelving and paint the cabinets a light color. So, that's where I am... still in the DIY process, but nearing completion. The upper cabinets are the last step.
I was at the miter saw or in the kitchen all day getting the cabinets emptied ready to paint, and trim cut and nailed.
Trim? Oh! Good grief... I had forgot about the trim. I searched through all the scrap trim wood and it took pieces of four different kinds of trim to make it all the way around. Tomorrow I can paint!
I'm going to have to take a day or two and spend them at the computer catching up on blog reading and commenting. I try to do a few every day, but I am way behind.