Pros - its less expensive than the plastic ones I've got now
Cons - My chickens won't even touch it....
I liked it both because of the price and it is freestanding, didn't have to get attached to a wall or such.
But not a one of my hens will even touch it. Not sure why. Got one of the plastic ones instead, and found a way to arrange it against straw bales (and surrounded by them, so there is a nice private "entranceway" to the nest) and the chickens love it. I tried exchanging the wood box in the same hidden spot, and no go. I have a regular set of 3 nest boxes, with a lid for gathering eggs - that is attached to the bigger coop I have at present. But I was keeping younger growing birds in that coop for a time, and needed a separate spot for the mature hens to be laying. The plastic kind worked out perfect. I'm going to get ten of those for my new big coop!
Pros - Cheaper than most nesting box options, Dual Purpose for chickens/rabbits (safe to chew),nesting box and possible roost and has a natural nest feel
Cons - n/a
As I've been going through Green Garden Chicken's supplies for chickens I came across a unique nesting box that not only could be used for laying hens but for rabbits too. They only use natural wood that's safe for rabbits to chew on and as a rabbit and chicken keeper/exhibitor myself, I really like this box for both species. It looks like a good hiding spot for a rabbit and a unique and down to earth design for a nesting box. When I got my first pullets that began laying they didn't recognize the boxes(standard plastic set) that I did have, and turned to the more natural laying area in my garden's foliage to start laying eggs in, places very similar to the design of this nesting box. While my pullets did eventually figure out where to lay I think this nesting box would have encouraged them to lay in the coop sooner. Here's a picture of what they look like: