I was organizing the nests in the backyard with some new straw and as I was building them I said to my husband, "No no no you can't just PUT it in, you need to make a well and make sure yo get all the straw up the back nicely because they like to lay in boxes that are soft in the back." And I got the weirdest look ever. I told him I was certain other people knew these things about their hens and I WASN'T insane for knowing it. So now I have to post this so I don't feel insane. What do your hens like/want in order to lay for you?