I have individual nesting boxes, but the hens usually end up using the same one, anyway. Mine are plastic lidded bins, and today I got a Booda covered litterbox. I like plastic because it's easy to clean, and I like having moveable boxes because that gives me the flexibility to move them around as I move my flock around between their tractor and the various runs I have for them.
me too - one community box here. I didn't have space for individual boxes, but they seem to like this long box just fine. Three girls can fit in comfortably, 4 if they squeeze. They still argue about and whine at the current layer to "hurry it up" though.
I give up trying to please them.............my husband made a really nice three nest box........
We also had an apple box on my garden bench..............you know what they use.so we added two more apple boxes next to the first..they are so happy.a few use the wood box he built......all in the middle nest.grrrrrrrrr
But at least they do not drop them outside
I think they like the cardboard boxes because they are deeper.....they can hide from view.
We had three hens crowded into ONE next box today (with four other boxes available, but never used). They were fussing and fighting with each other over it, too, so it wasn't as cute as it might have been.