As I posted in my green egg layer thread, my hens are turning their beaks up at my nest box. I will try to get a pic of it tomorrow, but it is basically about 14" deep and 24" long. It has a nice large opening at the front, and I put some straw in it for bedding, on top of the shavings I use in the rest of the coop. It has a roof that slopes towards the front to prevent roosting, and this also makes it a little more closed in. I have put each of the three hens that I believe are laying in there, and they've each inspected the store-bought ringer eggs I planted in the nest box, then cluck-clucked and hopped back out. None of them seemed distressed about going into the nest box, but sure enough, today I had two eggs in another corner of the coop, and one egg on the ground in the run. Any tips on encouraging them to use the nest box? If it would help, I could take this one out this weekend and build something different if it would be more inviting and give them the right idea. I was going to add a curtain of fabric strips to the top to make it more private, but thought I should wait until they were accustomed to using it, first.