Hi, I have three EE and I believe they are going to be four months the end of February. We bought them last fall from a chain feed store. They are getting feed meant for layers and added oyster shells this week. (different feeder)They are in large coop, cement floor with shavings. We also have been running a heat lamp all day over their water to keep it from freezing and to keep it a bit warmer in the coop though it's a pretty nice coop, (old but sturdy). I have three plastic crates, the kind you can get at walmart to store things in and they stack. The crates are right side up right now. The ladies are all roosting on the edge of an old rubber tub right now. So some questions: Should I do something different for their nesting box? Maybe something more "private" I saw a suggestion for a covered kitty litter box. I also have a large carrying crate that is less open then the storage crates that I could put in there. Should I put the nesting box in the corner, on the ground, hang it up? Will it trick them into laying sooner if that lamp is on 24hrs, we are getting about 8 hours of sunlight a day right now, they have big windows along the front and one side of their coop, it's pretty sunny in there during the day or should we turn the overhead lights on at night for a couple of hours Any suggestions on things I could do different? We are very excited to get start getting our own eggs. I have a three year old boy that does the chicken chores and is going to be pretty excited to go get eggs, hopefully they survive the trip to the house! Thanks for the tips!