In my larger coop (coop A) the original nestboxes were covered kitty litter pans just like the ones in my other coop (coop B). The only difference being the ones in the larger coop were on the floor, because of the coop design. Despite the boxes being identical, two of my hens from the larger coop would wait for me to let them out then hightail it over to coop B to lay in the identical boxes. Tired of them kicking shavings into the boxes and tired of having to bend over to collect eggs, a couple weeks ago we switched the nestboxes in coop A over to boxes that hang on the wall. I left one, actually two if you count the broody crate, on the floor for the benefit of my silkies who would have had a hard time flying up to the new boxes. None of the older hens in coop A are using the new boxes! Instead they all wait in line and cram into the one remaining box on the floor. So far there's been no broken eggs, but the eggs are getting dirty from the increased traffic. The only one using the new hanging boxes is a pullet that just started laying. As the other pullets her age start laying I'm hoping they will take their cues from her and use the hanging boxes. Now both of my silkies are gone - killed by a predator - and I am considering removing that one remaining floor sitting box. However I'm afraid that if I do remove it, they will all just lay in the corner where the box is currently located. At least while they are using the box the eggs are partially hidden keeping them from getting broke. It's been a couple of weeks and they are still ignoring the new hanging boxes. What would you do? Remove the box in hopes that they will be forced to use the new boxes... Or, leave it? The only creature on this earth more stubborn than a chicken is my DH!