I'm currently down to 4 layers right now thanks to some coyotes and hawk disasters over the past 6 months. Fortunately I've got a batch of youngin's that should be laying soon. Anyway, 3 of my layers are Americauna and one Rhode Island Red. Red lays her eggs in one of 3 nesting boxes like a good girl. The oldest of the Americauna's lays in the nesting box the majority of the time. But the two younger Americauna's are very high-spirited and insist on hopping to the roof of our shed, then laying in the neighbor's trailer that is full of tree trimmings. Tried clipping their wing but they still manage to get over there. I thought I'd "teach them a lesson" and I kept them in the coop for a few days where the nesting boxes are. Made sure they had fresh straw, plenty of food, and water. Day 1 - 3 eggs. Day 2 - 3 eggs. Day 3 - let them out and got no eggs in the nesting boxes as they hopped the fence and used the trailer next door. Ok. Started over with "re-training". Day 1 - nada. Day 2 - 4 eggs. How long do I need to keep them in the coop with the nesting boxes to prevent them from hopping the fence? As I mentioned, these ladies are very high-strung and don't seem to like being told where to lay. Am I doing something wrong? Any tips or advice? I'm going to put some golf balls in their nests but I'm not very optimistic they are going to cooperate...they're quite stubborn! Help!