I have been staying in because of the bitter cold and my son has been taking care of the chickens for me. I decided to try going to the coop this morning and discovered a hidden nest with 17 frozen eggs in it some were even cracked open. I wondered why the egg count has been down some lately. I store a bale of straw and a bag of pine chips on top of the nest boxes. We put a slanted piece of plywood over them like a roof to keep the chickens off of them. Well they had squeased in under the plywood and layed on the top of the straw. Never had bothered going in there before. My son asked me is that someplace I should have been looking and I just laughed and told him no but chickens are very sneaky. Guess the chickens will have a nice scrambled egg breakfast in the morning.