I have two one year old Americauna hens. They free range my yard (and the neighbor's) all day and roost in a 6 foot square wire cage at night. The egg laying was in the nesting box in the cage but now seems to move around and the places are becoming quite difficult to find. High Rise will lay in the box 2 or 3 times a week. But I recently found a nest of 24 eggs under the wheelbarrow. I removed 23 and marked the last egg but they have now found another laying spot. I wish I had marked a few more and left them there. These are pets that follow me around and come when I call them. Any ideas about how to get them to start using the nesting box would be greatly appreciated. Our houses are up on blocks and not easy to crawl under. Last year I locked them in the cage for a few days until they got in the habit of using the nesting box. But I have a friend who thinks this is cruel as Buttermilk and High Rise are so friendly and want out, pacing the wall facing the house until I release them.