mine do the same thing on the ggs, but at the moment I've got one broody that has claimed the all great box, and she's getting up for hte other to lay and claiming them all. LOL No idea why, I thought all chickens choose a box, I havbe like 40 in the coop and they use one! Hate the shavings too, lol they chose the one with the dirt and poop to use, lol.
That's a very good question. I think it's some kind of cross. I got him from a farm down the road from my house - they didn't want him any more. I think it's some sort of Banty - he's about half the size of my hens (wyandotts, orpingtons, Rhode Islands) .... I think that's about as big as he's gonna get. My wife says I need to build a little ladder and put it in the run so he can "do his thing".
My chickens can't make up their minds where to lay, it constantly changes. At first it was in separate boxes as I expected. Then I started finding strays laying in the run. Then they all conspired and hid them under the coop (it's raised up). Now they're on this kick of putting them all in one corner of the coop, not even in the nest box. I don't know if they're trying to confuse me and attempting to hide the eggs or what. Doesn't really concern me though, I find them easily enough. Every day is like an Easter Egg Hunt, that's all.