I have been reading about some of you have trouble with hens sleeping in your boxes. Well I had trouble in the fall with my new layers, it was a real mess and a pain going out with a flash light to toss them out and put them on the perch. So I brainstormed and came up with am idea that works for me. My nest boxes are about 4 feet long and a foot tall, 3 nest per 4 foot section. I have 4 of them about a foot or two off the floor. So I went down to good old Wal-mart and bought some dark fabric, came home and stapled it to cover the boxes. So at night I just dropped it down to cover the boxes so no one could get in. In the Morning I would pin it up so the could lay. After a few weeks I took it down and no one even tryed to sleep in my boxes. They got the hang of the perches. Hope this helps anyone who is have this problem, also cheap fix the fabric was on the mark down a buck a yard.