well, yesterday i turned one of those big, deep cat litter boxes with a lid into a nest box for my girls. i set it up on a shelf-like-thing in their coop. i put a couple bricks in the bottom though, cuz i wanted it to be heavier so it wouldn't fall, don't know if i needed to do that, but i did. the 2 that are laying now LOVED it!!! i wish i had thought of this before i ordered a double X-large nest box from MPC. oh well, i'm sure i'll be happy with that too....but i could've saved some money. i don't even need the ordered nest box yet....but one day i will! i'm getting more chicks this spring...can't wait!