I am new to raising chickens. Earlier this week I brought home my twelve black astralorp ( sorry about the spelling ) hens and one rooster. The hens have never been around nesting boxes or perches. They only lay eggs on the floor of the coop and will only stay on the perches if I place them there after falling asleep. Should I place the nesting boxes on the floor of the coop where they are laying eggs? And they do have some favorite spots. The boxes are about 18 to 20 inches of the ground. I have fake eggs in each of the boxes as well.