Hi all! I'm a newbie to having chickens, but I totally love it! I've been a lurker to the site for over a year, and finally took the plunge and joined. I live in Central PA and have 7 chickens, all 6 months old, 2 of which have started to lay. I have 3 Easter Eggers, 2 Buff Orpingtons,1 Silver Cuckoo Marans, and 1 Wesummer, all ordered from mypetchicken. One of my EE has started laying beautiful greenish eggs about 2 weeks ago, and I started getting a nice reddish brown egg with no speckles (see picture) everday since Sunday. Not quite sure who that one is coming from. I'm thinking the Marans. As for my question. None of my chickens have ever even tried going in their nesting boxes! They are the most curious animals I've ever seen, but they simply do not care about the nesting boxes at all. I've tried golf balls, new bedding, even (out of desperation) spreading some scratch IN their nesting boxes. Only one EE chicken (I call her my guard dog chicken, I think she thinks she's a roo) has been brave enough to poke her head in to get some. She still won't actually go in the box though. Any ideas of anything else I could try?