I never got around to building a nestbox for my hens, what with all the coop moving, run construction, winterizing, etc... It just wasn't super high on my priorities list. They've been laying on the floor of their roosting area, which is a pain to get too, and has a tendency to be poopy. So finally, about a week ago, I got around to making a nice nestbox. It is "community" style, 40 by 14 inches and has a flap on the outside that locks down, to collect eggs easily. Put some straw in, made little nests, and added golf balls. A few days go by, theyve been scratching around in there, but the eggs are still "upstairs". Yesterday, one lays an egg on the floor of the coop. I'm a bit discouraged. Today--come home, nothing in the roost area ("slackers"!), look in the nest box--two eggs!! Just goes to show--if you build a nestbox with all the dimensions I have gathered here from BYC, they will not be able to resist it!