My babies are close to laying eggs - I think. Worked on the nesting boxes. Other than hay, what other stuff can we put in the boxes? Also, they have the run of the yard, and I'm wondering how to get the hens to use the boxes and not start laying under the house or back porch. At night, they all make their way back to the hen house without any "herding" from me. Ok, I got my chicks in mid-January.