I have 6 chickens. My first four were from the some hatching, my other two are 2-3 months younger. The two youngin's are definately at the bottom of the pecking order and are easily scared by the big girls. At night they ALWAYS sleep in one of the two nesting boxes, which means lots of poop in them. None of my other chickens have ever done this... any suggestions on how to get these two to stop? Board up the boxes at night? My other problem is yesterday evening I went out to check for eggs. There were two, as usual, but one of my EE's was sitting on them. It looked like she was sleeping so I gently nudged her and got what seemed like a warning "growl". I did this again and again, the "growl". I finally just reached in and grabbed the eggs and she bolted out of the nest and came charging at me. Any advice? I do check for eggs twice daily, so it's not like she's able to sit on them for a long period of time. Thanks guys... I'm still learning!