A:Many chicken-keepers mount nest boxes inside the coop, either set on the floor or attached to an inside wall.
A:The nesting boxes should always be lower than the roosts. This is another method of encouraging them to sleep in the correct location.
A:Unless there are trees or buildings which shade the box during the day, face the box between north and east, thus avoiding strong sunlight and the wettest winds.
A:You should provide fresh food and fresh water every day, and you should clean the bedding out once a week or once a month(the deeper the bedding layer the less often you have to clean it out).
A:So yes, chickens can stay inside their coop all day as long as they have everything they need for the entire day, including light.
A:Having drinkers outdoors in the run encourages more outdoor activity and also makes more room inside the coop for chickens.