Well, we used to have wooden crates, they only liked the enclosed one.. so we upgrated to something WAY better & bigger! We have this liek shelve thing.. It's mmmm... like those storage things, you know how it's liek a sorter.. they absolutly love it! It's like boxed stacked on top of each other.. but connected.. we have like 20 and 7 hens 1 pullet and a rooster.. but they love it and it's so fun searching for eggs! What do yours look like ?