I have a young lady that's only been laying about a month. She has begun to lay at some point during the night. My husband opens the coop before he goes to work at 5:30 AM when it's still pitch dark outside and this morning he found that she had created a nest out of pine shavings in the corner of the pitch dark coop. BTW, the nest she created was really beautiful - swirls of pine shavings that formed a perfect bowl. The coop isn't lighted and doesn't have windows so I'm not sure how she's seeing to get off the roost and make a nest. We block off the nests at night because one of our girls likes to sleep in them. My husband unblocks the nests at 5:30 AM. As a nesting box wasn't available, she created her own. Is this because she's new at laying? I worry about her stumbling around in the dark and really don't want to unblock the nests as long as the one gal is prone to sleeping - and pooping - in them.