When it comes to providing a happy place for your lovely ladies to lay those beautiful eggs it doesn't take a big investment. These are large nursery pots turned on their sides and stabilized in wooden crates. I'm sure you can find a refashioned vintage suitcase on Pinterest but these do the trick nicely. I softened them with wood shavings. You might choose straw or shredded paper. None of it matters as long as your ladies feel like they have a quiet place to concentrate on their very important work of providing you and your family organic eggs. Our spring chicks have just started laying their first eggs. The first half dozen or so are typically smaller than the full sized egg. They are still just as tasty!