My gals are a little over 6 months and started laying 20 days ago. I'm not sure they all are, or at least they aren't every day, as we usually get 3 eggs and have gotten 4 for a few days now. I have one next box that is 24 inches long by 12 inches high and 12 deep. I wanted to try the communal nest box idea. The opening is about 12x12, so there is a nice cozy dark place inside. They are all laying in the same spot. I was thinking since it's 24 inches wide there would be room for two if they needed/wanted, after all isn't that the idea with the communal box? It was purchased as a double nest box and we took out the divider. Anyway, I have two questions. First off, the hens seem to kind of pile up waiting to lay an egg. There is often a little traffic jam in the coop, and while one is in the box the others are making a big stink about it. Seems like I need more boxes, but I always hear that they end up laying in the same spot anyway. Secondly, I thought about putting the divider back in, to make two boxes, but that means each box is only 12x12x12. This seems really small, as my gals, especially the Brahma is pretty huge and takes up more than half of the communal box. So what should I do? Add another double box on the other side of the coop? Leave it be? Put the divider back in and cut the hole bigger so I have two small boxes? Please advise! Thank you!