Hello, I am new to the forum and hope this is the right place to post my issue! We have 2 hens (about 1 year old) and 5 chicks that are now 4 months old. We recently integrated them, doing all the necessary steps, keeping them in the coop with the older ones but in their own safe area, putting them all together in the yard etc. After about a month of them being around each other, we put them together in the coop. Things regarding pecking have been fine BUT every morning there is one broken egg. I have a theory that the early morning layer is laying her egg from the roost because she doesn't feel she can get to the nesting boxes because the other chickens are on the lower roost and in her way. This morning I went out there and there was a broken egg and everyone was still on the roost! The broken eggs have been directly under where she roosts. Is that possible that she would lay an egg from her roost?! And if so do you have any ideas of what we can do?! Thankfully, no one seems to be interested in eating the broken egg! Thank you!! (The layers are both rhoad island reds, we got them when they were 8 months. They have been laying consistently since we got them in the nesting boxes**) **BEFORE the young chicks were roosting with the 2 other hens, they were always laying in the nesting box. The egg is breaking on the ledge in front of the nesting box. The floor of the hen house is padded with saw dust.