One of my hens (Silver-Laced Wyandotte, 20 weeks) started laying before I had the nest boxes complete. I found a little pile of eggs in the corner of their coop. I finished the egg boxes and hoped thats he would change her mind about laying out in the open. Nope. For the next few days she used the same corner. Just when I thought that there was no hope, inspiritation struck. I put a brick in the corner that she used, and the next morning found her in the nest box. Perfect!