Just converted a 10x50ft shed to chicken house. It's elevated about 2 1/2ft above ground level for my flock of 32 assorted bantams. When I moved here the chickens were housed in a small closet type building attached to the side of the shed that now is the new chicken house. I have ramps going from inside the old inclosure to the new one for the chickens to be able to get inside. There are 2 24 inch square holes for them to make their way from the old house to the new one. There is approx. twelve to 15 nesting boxes that stand about knee level along with 4 perches that run from wall to wall. only 2 windows. One in the walk in door and one at the other end of the building. Kind of dark in there. anyway I have noticed them going in and out, going in to eat out of the feed troughs etc. But not really spending time in there as far as nesting, and I thought they had stopped laying eggs until yesterday when I noticed eggs under some bushes in my yard. No eggs in the old nesting boxes or new nesting boxes. Just out in the yard. Any ideas why that is happening? I used cedar shavings along with hay in the new boxes and on the floor in the new chicken house. Wondering if that may have something to do with the strange behavior?