I have three chicken houses. The big one, and 2 little ones. The 2 little ones I really use as broody houses, but now that I have 13 laying chickens I like to give them a bit of variety for where they might like to lay their eggs so I opened up one of the broody houses for them. It would seem they rather like it - in fact they like it better than their lovely big house...
I should explain...first pic is Maude in the nesting box laying an egg - see her grey feathers - she's coming up for 5 now but still laying almost every day.
Second pic is Mathilda and Abigail queuing to get in and lay in the same nesting box.
I should point out that there are actually 2 nesting boxes in this house, but only one of them will do!
Third pic is Mathilda and Abigail, with Gertrude and Mabel joining the queue!
Geraldine is the sensible one - she's laying her egg in the lovely big house. She's filthy because she was just having a dust bath.
King Bertie is just bemused by the whole thing and who can blame him.