So we have six chickens and three nest boxes... I figure this should be more than enough, Right? Well my girls have decided that "some" of them need to lay eggs in the tiny space under the nest boxes. Not only that, but they have made a "nest" right under each nest box and now FORCE me to have to open both the really cool egg door I built into the coop, as well as reaching way into the coop to gather eggs under the boxes! I thought I was doing so good because the "first layers" were using the nest boxes right from the start. I guess I can not complain, we are at about 26 weeks and I think all chicks are laying close to daily now. Made fresh egg nog today with our eggs. PS, to get an idea of how little room they have under there... Now remember, there are wood shavings that used to be pretty close to the bottom of the nest boxes. I think they had about 3" from the bottom board to the shavings, so they really had to dig out these holes! It does not matter if I fill them in, they are back the nest day.