I've been having a real problem getting my hens to lay in the coop ever since one of my hen hatched chicks in there. I built a new nest box of 3 nest mounted on the outside of the shed. I put a golf ball in two nest and a fake egg in the the other. 4 of the hens have found the nest and are laying in one nest. Yep, the one with the fake egg. Now I'm going to put a fake egg in the other two and see if they change nest or if it matters at all. I thought this might be interesting for folks wondering which to use.