Good morning, all! I have recently built a temporary (warm temperatures only) nesting box for my hens, as we live in central Maine near the coast. Currently, we have two hens that are coming of age, and we have 5 RIR pullets that are almost 3 months old. So, I decided that I should build a nest box for them, after reading posts here on the forum on the subject. I constructed this completely from a desk I partially dismantled. It was sitting on the front porch and had become a bit of a catch-all there. I was looking around the house for something to use for a nesting box, when it occurred to me that I could use the drawer section of this desk, which already had a door on it and some little cubby holes. The desk top was in four sections (one which was angled) but three of them were equal rectangles. One of them was the top of the drawer section. So, I took the other section of desk top that was equal in length, and nailed it to the other side of the drawer section. I could have left it that way, but I used the third section and nailed it to the bottom side pieces for stabilization. Here is the final result. The lip is part of the original door which is held by a magnetic closure. I will probably have to make a hook/loop hold it shut as the hen could kick it open accidentally. So, what do you think? Will it work? I was thinking about putting a ramp up to it (typical piece of board with cross pieces forming a "ladder"). Also, I have read that they need a dark and safe place. Is this too open? I could cut an opening out of some scrap left over and nail/screw it to the front. Thank you for any help. It is appreciated!