I built 4 nesting boxes together. All identical side by side, but the chicken lay in the first one, and the last two, but I only ever get 1 egg if any in the second one. Couldn't figure it out, because when I put the girls to bed, they are all on the roosts. So last night, I let my dog, Goliath, out before bed time, and he was barking up a storm. My dog is a great dane, and he never barks at anything. Seriously, I think he only barks in his sleep when he's having a dream about being a real dog. Never even lets us know if people are here. So, I figured if he was barking, it must be serious. I go out and don't see anything, so I decide to check on the chickens. Open the coop, shine a light in there, and guess what? There's an SLW sleeping in the second nesting box. I'd kick her out if the other girls didn't pick on her so much. So I feel it's her safe place and I'll tolerate it for her sake.