When hens begin laying, collect eggs times per day. On our farm, the Purina Animal Nutrition Center, we built the nests into the chicken coops. Outdoor access to the nests allows us to collect eggs without disrupting the flock.
Building a Chicken Coop - Build a Chunnel. Keep in mind there is more then one right way to do anything. Building a chicken coop does not have to be tricky nor does it have to set you back a ton of scratch.