I've made a small and I believe well-designed coop. (I had some experience building coops professionally long before I considered owning chickens.) I have only the Black Australorp hen and rooster right now. I'm wanting to use fertilized eggs to begin gradually building an Australorp flock. I've got a large free-range area. It is fenced in, however, due to neighboring dogs and too-close neighbors who would not appreciate them wandering into their yard. I recently noticed the hen squatting frequently. The rooster has not yet caught on to what he is supposed to do, however. The hen has the really developed and red comb and wattles. Has not made the laying song yet, however. She is actually really, really quiet. Having noticed these other indicators, and having been told by the lady from whom I purchased them that the hen was about due to begin laying at any time, I reduced their free-range area down to a 100ft square temporary fenced area immediately surrounding the coop to narrow down the hen's laying options to in the coop, in the nesting boxes, and under the coop, really, as opposed to in the surrounding bushes and in the fenced-in wooded area included in their free-range area. I would really like to be sure she lays in the boxes attached to the coop. I put golf balls in the boxes and have a straw-leaf-wood chip mix in them, the same I use in the main coop area. Is there anything I could do to further increase the likelihood I'll be able to get her to lay in the boxes on the first time, thereby ensuring she'll be likely to continue laying there in the future?