GRRR! Chicken chores in the winter suck! My hands froze today while trying to clean out the filthy disaster that has become of the coop, which has been blocked by snow for the last week. We use DE but these three birds are pooing machines!!! My one BR waited until 30 weeks to start laying and then when she did, she layed in the coop instead of the nest box, so for some reason the other two, who had been laying in the nest boxes for about 10 weeks by that point, seemed to think it was A GREAT IDEA, and they joined in with this FRUSTRATING HABIT! They dig a little hole in the shavings on the floor of the coop and lay eggs there. Egg laying has all but stopped at this point except for the random egg that I find (on the floor) so it's hard to catch them doing it when it's only every few days or so! How can I break this habit?! It's driving me crazy!! As well, I know there is concern with cleaning out cat litter boxes while pregnant, but what about chicken coops (what a way to get out of it...) We use DE in the coop but besides that is there any issues that I should worry about cocerning chickens and pregnancy? Thanks!