My girls are almost to the point of lay, I was planning to just use a milk crate with a board across the front, but someone (not sure if it's the roosters (have several) or the girls) keeps kicking all the shavings out!! I am concerned about what will happen to the poor eggs once they start to lay. Any idea's of what I could do differently?? I did read about using 5 gal. buckets instead. I do have big girls (especially the Black Orpington) so maybe something bigger is the answer?? Love to hear your thoughts? I have to keep it simply though because my hubby always gets irritated if I need to ask him for help. Thanks everyone!!