I'm patiently waiting for my 5 chickies to lay their first eggs. In the meantime, I ordered (and received) 2 wooden nesting boxes from Amazon. They are suppose to be for regular size chickens. I hung them 18" up off the ground and carefully placed some wood shavings in the boxes. I sit back in my lawnchair (yes, I'm obsessed) and look at the boxes and they seem a little small. I see "homemade" boxes here at this website and they seem a lot taller than mine are. I think my boxes measure about 12" X 12". The chickens are going to have a hard time standing up in them, although they don't stand up when they lay their eggs, do they? I hope they'll be okay, what do you all think?