Weve got 3 hens that lay there eggs on the floor of the coop or outside in the dirt.. Weve had one of them only about a week and the others a couple of days.. Im pretty sure that the reason for the first one doing it is because that is what she is used to.. When we got her, there were only a couple of nest boxes and a hole dug in the ground with lots of eggs in it.. As for the others, Im not sure what kind of environment they lived it.. All 3 are big healthy young birds.. about a year old. 2 of them are jersey giants and the other is a black copper marans. The nest boxes we have arent up all that high.. They were built so that a 4 yr old girl can see into them and collect eggs... so maybe 3 feet off the ground... The rest of the chickens use them all the time.. So... how can I teach these 3 to use the nest box? Should I put a couple boxes on the floor with bedding? Thanks for any suggestions..