When setting up my coop I read to have one nest box per every three chickens...well...I have only three girls and have found two trying to get into the nest box at the same time and often if two, or all three, are wanting to lay, one or two will lay her egg in the straw by the roost. It's safe there, just wish I'd have added two nest boxes. I have even had one chicken sitting on the back of another just so they both can lay in the box. Goofy girls!!