I've recently placed my two 18-month-old hens (one's now laying) in a 4- x10-foot "coop" area in the barn. I built and placed a new double nest box on the floor up by the door. This hen insists on laying her daily egg in the back corner. I put three wooden eggs in the two nest by the front door. Today, I looked in the back and saw two eggs... huh? I opened the door, walked back to the corner, picked up the two eggs, and one of them was a wooden one that she'd evidently carried to the back in her wings. She was giving me a message for sure. All I could do was laugh. I put the wooden egg back in the nest box and put a 3- x 4-foot panel to close off the area under the roost drop pan and board that's above where she was laying. As stubborn as she normally is (She gets it from Anne.), I fully expect to see a new makeshift nest in front of the newly-placed panel and the wooden egg back in it tomorrow.