Well, I have a couple hens that arent really all that excited about laying eggs in the laying boxes. I am unsure why they wont lay in the boxes but I thought I would ask. Right now I dont have any straw or wood chips in the boxes because I just got the chickens that are laying. I am wondering how to get them to lay in the box or even just in the building that I house them in. They just seem to want to lay their eggs everywhere else. I mean they even lay them on rebar and on rocks, the wood has to be at least a bit more warming I would think! Any help would be awesome. I also noticed that one hen imparticular layed her egg and then she started to try to get it under her. Is she becoming broody or what is she dooing exactly?