Hey all, This is day 5 of owning my lovely ladies (2 Isa Browns) and i have a few things niggling at me that seem to be debatable topics from the research that i've done. Now i'd like your opinion. On my blog page you'll see the type of coop that i'm keeping. At the back doesn't have a specific nesting box but a spot that is now filled with straw that the birds are, theoretically, suppose to lay eggs on. Its dark, protected and cosy. However despite a roost being available to them (you can also see in the pic) my girls have decided to sleep there during the night. My coop isn't huge but its big enough for the girls however i have managed to waddle my way inside and pop them onto the roost whilst they are all dopey with sleep. They immediately wake up and wack me in the head with their wings and jump off within 30 seconds to a couple of minutes. Defeated! Its not the easiest of tasks given the size of the coop and the size of me! I should also note that the girls have come from quite a large chicken farm where they haven't had too much contact with humans. They were scared of me at first but this morning they were standing at their coop door waiting for me to let them out and just waddled past me like i didn't exist. I love it Anyway, i've read that its not going to do them any harm to sleep on the ground/nest however will that stop them from laying there? They are approximately 19 weeks of age and have only been in their quarters for 5 days now so i might be expecting eggs too early but the chicken dude who dropped them off said i'd get eggs within one day to a week. The girls get to free range in a decent sized hen run during the day and i have checked all the garden beds and they are definitely not laying any where else. i haven't heard them sing the "chicken song" yet either so i'm confident its not happening yet. I should also add this chicken dude has literally sold thousands of these coops with these birds so i can't imagine he'd sell me a bad set up. I also get my money back on the set up if it all turns to custard. Just interested in your thoughts and opinions.