My DD's silkies started laying back on the 11th...well one was laying the 2nd one joined in a few days later. Previous to the said laying they had a sturdy cardboard box with "edges" on top (that made it seem more private) and the front side open, with some alphalfa hay in it. So thats where they started laying. 3 days ago I noticed this box was getting really dirty and replaced it with an open tray type kitty litter box and used some shredded newspaper and paper hamster bedding. Nope they didnt like that and started laying in the pen. Got a larger plastic tub and layed it on it's side with litter box slipped in so more like a proper nest box with sides and a "roof" Nope...not good enough..still laying in run. Arrrrgh! I didnt really like the hay because of the bugs and don't really want to go back to it. Any ideas? What's up with these picky hens?