I have six hens and three nest boxes within the coop that are approximately 12x12x12 and about 18" off the floor of the coop. I do not have a ladder going up to them, since I figured they were low enough to the ground for them to be able to jump into. All are pullets (5-7 mo old), and I have only seen the bantam in there ONCE, and that is it. Do they just not know what to do, or is there some mistake in my design? Or, will they begin to use them once they start to lay? I have one hen laying now, but I find her eggs in the hay on the floor of the coop. I can see where she scoots out her own little 'nest' down there.