I have a coop that is 10X20 with only 4 Chickens and 4 ducks at the moment so there is plenty of room. I recently got 5 more bales of hay from the barn and stacked them in the coop, floor to ceiling. I stacked them all the way up but for 2-3 inches so that the chickens wouldn't roost on them and poo all over the bales since it was for bedding. Over the past 4 days, I have only gotten 2 eggs which I thought was just my girls slowing down due to extreme cold. The only thing that was odd was that the eggs were in the middle of the floor and they have always laid in the nest boxes. Over the past 4 days when I checked on them or feed them it seemed like they were waiting in line for the "one" nest box that was occupied even though there are others. So yesterday I went to pull down a bale to put down fresh hay and 14 EGGS CAME CRASHING DOWN ON MY HEAD!!!!! I know chickens will lay anywhere and I am not sure why it didn't dawn on me to look there but there was only 2-3 inches between the hay bale and the ceiling. I was a mess. Needless to say my hubby had a very long laugh when I walked into the house covered in egg mess.