Well--my daughter got her wish and one of the chickens laid our very first egg on her birthday. The only problem--it was not in the nest box--it was just sitting in the middle of the coop. A couple of weeks ago I put a couple of those plastic easter eggs that I painted white in the nest box with the hopes that the chickens would get the hint as to where to lay the eggs. Evidently that did not work. Any advice from you experts out there on any tricks that could work to get them to actually use the nest box. It is a large communal nest box (12"x12"x32"). Do you think I should put in some sort of dividers or just wait and see what will happen when they all start laying. I just dont want to have to spend a bunch of time searching every square foot of the coop for eggs. Thanks in advance. By the way--here is the egg--it is a lot smaller than I was expecting but oh well!!!