So our nesting boxes used to be on the ground. Then our guard dog pups figured out that they could help themselves to an egg buffet. Even raising the nesting boxes a couple of feet off the ground didn't stop the pups who apparently are part squirrel. So yesterday I whipped up this solution. It seats two nesting boxes, enough for a lot of hens. Now the hens are about 4 feet off the ground. As a bonus, it gives the ladies a little bit of shade to hang out in during the hottest part of the day if they want to hang around the coop. I case you're wondering, we open the fencing up every day, and the hens roam free. Sometimes they roam all day, other times they all hang out at the coop; it's probably better that we don't know what's going on in thier tiny minds.