The wonderful person I dragged around the store for an hour suggested that a I put a concrete floor in my coop. Is this a good ideal? If I do that should I put straw on the floor to make it more comfortable for them? I can't really build my coop yet because I am throughly confused about the whole nesting box thing. How does one get hens to sit and hatch eggs and raise chicks? I've been told they don't need individual nests to sit and hatch eggs, so I now have no clue about my meat birds. Can someone please help me (not interested in a different breed of chicken)? Why has this suddenly gotten complicated? I'm just trying to build a coop where hens can sit on eggs, hatch them and raise the chicks. If I have 6 - 12 chickens who are sitting eggs to hatch them, how many nesting boxes do I need?