As most of you know we moved to a farm last month that had a nice chicken coop, barn and horse stables. We used the coop of course and I was even bragging about how the chickens, though they free-range all day long, would still return to coop to lay their eggs in nest boxes. I have 13 chickens and was getting a dozen eggs a day until this past week when I've been getting 4 or 5 and NO rare green eggs at all. Could it be they dropped off for winter? I don't think so. I have three rare green egg layers. I had already discovered Ruth's nest of green eggs in horse stables but I couldn't find where the other two were laying. I was pretty sure one of them was laying somewhere in barn because I kept finding her in there. For the past week I have crawled under things, I have pryed long-sealed stall doors open, I have looked in feed troughs but could not find any nests. I even tried tracking her.....anyone ever tried tracking a chicken??? Today while crawling under and over everything in barn I looked up and thought "no way....too high....how would she get in there....could she....did she..." so I crawled up feed trough onto fence and looked in.... One dozen rare green eggs. I'm not sure if my two EEs are sharing this nest or not but still think it's amazing how she is getting up there. As you can see from pics it's pretty high up and the door to this stall was buried shut so she had to be going up from stairs in stall next to it or flying over fence. I guess they can get pretty determined when they want to. Well, at least now I can get cleaned up and stop crawling in dirt on barn floor looking for nests. I always knew they got upset when I went in to get their eggs. Guess they think they need to hide them. Now if I had a rooster this wouldn't be so bad because at least they might go broody and hatch them.