So we recently built a chicken coop from trees that we cut down on my proptery. I have a total of 21 chickens and there is plenty of room for them. There is a wonderful nesting box that we got and put in there. We filled it up with hay and grass, made them look likes nests in order to appeal to the chickens, and waited. They have yet to go into the nesting boxes on their own, they won't even sleep in them. They actually prefer to sleep on the roosting limbs that are in the coop. They will also sleep ON TOP of the nesting box, but not in it. I see this as a problem because none of my seven month old chickens (including some leghorns which lay earlier than most) are producing any eggs. I fear that the roosting on the limbs for sleep is partly the cause. What can I do to get my chickens inside the nesting boxes to sleep, and thus encouraging them to nest and lay? Some additional info: all of our chickens free range. I have looked across the small property, especially in their favorite spots, and haven't found any eggs. They eat whatever they found during the day, then we give them a good amount of scratch feed in the evening. Right now my concern isn't so much that they aren't laying. I first want them in the nesting boxes before they do that. That is what I am worried about first. Thanks in advance!! P.S. I am new to the site, although I have used it to find good information in the past. This is my first time joining and posting, so if I used the wrong terms for anything, please forgive me!