Howdy! I've been lurking these forums since we got chickens in April. This is my first time posting. We built our coop over the course of several weeks this summer. The girls have been sleeping in their nesting box since it was completed. Now that one of them is laying, I don't like having to pick the eggs out of all their poop that they create while they are sleeping. I built a roost, which is about 12" off the floor. It is about 3.5" wide. One section is about 22" long. The other is about 10". I rounded off the edges. I read that I should try blocking off their nesting box at night, so they are forced to sleep somewhere else. I did that for about a week. There was only one night when I actually saw one sleeping on the roost. I had to stop blocking the nesting box because I forgot about it a couple of times, and they didn't have access to the box for entire days. There is a curtain on their nesting box, but all four still squeeze in there every night. I will include some pictures of what I have. If you see anything else about my coop that I could improve, please let me know. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!