I have 7 EE's in my coop, with an attached enclosed run. There are 2 external nest boxes on the coop. I left a couple of eggs in the nest boxes to show the girls where to lay, and the first one to start laying did lay her eggs there. The problem came when the next hen started laying. She is laying in the farthest corner, which make me have to crawl up into the coop to get the eggs. And, she's a bad influence! Not only has the first layer started laying there too, but the next 2 have followed suit. I have kept the eggs in the nest box, but they push them out, and still don't lay their eggs there. I've tried blocking the spot they are using, but they push stuff out of the way and lay there anyway. Any advice on getting them to lay in the nest boxes? I'm getting tired of climbing in the coop! Thanks for any advice you have. I am really enjoying my chickens, a big surprise since I'm scared of birds!!!