So should I take the nest out? Because they aren't together. I feel like if I followed your steps I would of have the best ready by now lol. The first time I did this the hen would always sleep next to him. Right now she doesn't really stay by him (I haven't really noticed.) well actually she does! She stays by his side. I always wondered why she was on the left side. I don't get it though, she has all the sings but she's not in condition nor does she want to breed. She also takes out the food of the seed cups (sometimes). I kind of feel like its the nests fault (dumb idea). So you know how I have one side of the cage of the hens covered so she can't see us and she'll get more privacy well my dad told me to uncover it, because when the chicks are born the hen won't like when we stare at them and she will kill them. I kind of believe him, but would a hen really kill her chicks? Thanks.