Hi all, first post for me here! We have 2 hens, Lucy and Ethel, who have a small coop and a nice run area outside it. They are about 7 months old. Ethel just started laying eggs earlier this week (yay!). Here's the question: The nest box area of the coop is "upstairs" beyond the roost area. The nest area was divided into two halves with a wooden divider. It seemed to me that the area that left for the nests was very small for our Orpington. On Sunday we pulled the divider out, making the area wider. The next morning Ethel laid her first egg. She has now laid 3, right in the middle of the nest area. This has us concerned for where Lucy will lay her eggs when she is ready. So....how big does a nest area need to be? Are they ok if it is a little cramped? Ethel does not sit on the eggs, she shows up back in the run after laying them. Will Lucy lay hers with Ethel's if the area is open, and is there any danger of her stepping on it and breaking it? We are going back and forth on whether to put the divider back or not. These are our first chickens that are in a coop and run, we used to live in a place where they (different ones) had free run of the 4-acre property. Any thoughts would be appreciated.