We have had problems from day one with our chickens roosting int he nesting boxes. Then we got that problem fixed and had to contend with the problem of all the hens wanting to lay their eggs in the dirty nesting box. I did some research and learned that you can put a plastic or wooden egg in each nesting box to attract the hens to lay. From day one the hens have laid beside that plastic egg. No more dirty eggs from the roosting box. No more agitated hens fighting over space to lay in the roosting box. Everyone is happy and lay more eggs than before. I would recommend this to anyone. Definitely one of the tricks of the chicken business.