Hello Everyone! Newbi here. I have had my chickens since May of 2014. Can't wait until I start getting eggs. I hope they lay them in the nesting boxes as I allow my chickens to run free. They always come back home in the evening. I placed a plastic egg in two of the nesting boxes. We have four nesting boxes. Is there something I should do to get them to lay eggs in the boxes? We have 22 chickens. Will kill some off this fall for meat. We have 5 Rhode Island Reds, 4 Dominiques, 9 Black Jersey Giants and 4 Bandies. I don't what kind of Bandies they are; but they sure are bullies. We plan on keeping around 12 or 13 over winter. I am sure I will have plenty of questions for all of you. I love raising and taking care of these chickens. Would love to make a small business of it, if I could. Love this site! Got a lot of my information here for building a coop, etc. Well, just a little bit about myself here. Hope someone can let me know about the nesting boxes and my chickens laying eggs in them. Bye for now.