I have three RIR hens and three BO hens who are such sweet girls. They will be six months old Dec 25th. One started laying in the nesting box about six weeks ago, One started laying a week later only in a nice, comfy nest beside the nesting box, One started laying on the poop board about the same time. I think the first three were RIRs because of the red feathers near the eggs. Now all six are laying (well, most of the time). One is still laying on the poop board (one day I found two eggs there though), one uses the nesting box and four are laying in the nest beside the nesting box. I tried sitting the can holding feed on the floor nest but ended up crawling on my hands and knees all the way to the back wall for the egg so freed up the floor nest space in self-defense. Golf balls are in both boxes and one of my reds is constantly checking it out but the others show no interest. Is there anything I can do to convince them that they are supposed to use the nesting boxes. I don't really mind the floor nest but would really like to eliminate the poop board laying.