I've got six laying hens, and one Roo. They all stopped laying for the winter, then we moved from a tiny back yard to two acres. We've been using the same nesting boxes, same kind of hay flakes, and ceramic eggs and we have never had a problem. Everyone immediately took to using the nesting boxes when they started laying.
We put the nesting boxes out, everyone got in them, moved the ceramic eggs around, got out, and for two weeks there were no eggs.
Then, last night, i had to chase them out from under the shed and, low and behold, chicken eggs everywhere. I'm not sure why they all of a sudden can't figure out how to use the nesting boxes they've always used before. I cant fit the nesting boxes under the shed, because theres maybe 8" of space, a foot in the widest spots. The eggs are dead in the center and i can't reach them to collect them.
I need advice on how to get them back into their nesting boxes!