My DH built a nice house with nesting boxes and roost for my 7 hens and 1 roo. First of all they would go lay in the nesting boxes but roost in the run even in the cold or rain. (dumb clucks). I finally got that problemo solved and now.... They gradually have quit laying in the nests and are laying on the ground up under the roost in the house. No one is broody and they are all using the same area. DH came up with his own plan for the house and built it to keep predators out....including me. The only way in is use a ladder (he left the top so it can be opened) but the ground is soggy and that would hardly be safe. Do I: 1. Tell hubby off for not putting in a door (no, he gets great Christmas gifts and he's not thru shopping.) 2. Rent a broody hen 3. Hire a midget to get thru the chick's door. 4. Have lots of chickens for Christmas dinner and forget how much I like fresh eggs.