I love this forum. I'm getting ready to build the nest boxes for my new coop. I finally removed the nests from my old coop since my hens NEVER laid in them, always on the floor. They were 12"X12" and 12" off the floor. They had straw in them and golf balls and a curtain to keep it dark. Also the hinged roof was 12'' above the nests. Too small do you think? They slept in them just fine tho, sitting IN the nest not roosting on the edge. I have Leghorns. Any ideas? I don't want to make the same mistakes again, whatever they might have been.