We have 15 Brown hyline hens, all of which were laying in the nesting boxes until recently. We redesigned our coop a bit, and added a "poop deck" (that is filled with PDZ for easy cleaning.) Anywhoo, lately I seem to find 1-4 eggs on the poop deck or sometimes even on the floor of the coop, and the rest in the boxes. What gives? Do we need more nesting boxes? (we currently have 3) All the ladies seem to prefer to lay earlier in the morning (I typically have all 14-15 eggs by 10am)
Any ideas/advice is welcome!