Or is she destined to always lay her egg on the floor of the coop? I have ping pong balls in the straw lined nest boxes. My WL, AC and the other EE all get up in the boxes and so far only the WL is laying. But I've never seen Bandit get up in the nest boxes. She sits down in the corner under the nest box area in the pine shavings and makes a "nest" and tosses the shavings on her back repeatedly - then she lays her egg and stands over it for a short while. I'm worried that someone else will come along and step on it and crush it somehow or it will get kicked out of the coop. Should I try to put some sort of nest box down on the floor for her? Should I try moving her up to the nest box when I catch her getting ready to lay? I'm wondering why she prefers the floor - she is at the bottom of the pecking order of the big girls, but head of the younger girls. Here she is doing this yesterday - her sister got up in the nest box, but didn't lay an egg. Bandit came in while Smokey was in the nest box - and within a few minutes Bandit had made her nest on the floor and laid her 3rd pullet egg since starting to lay on Dec 31st.