I just did a post a week or so ago about one determined hen. Well she now has the other 2 that are laying using the chair on the front porch. They used to lay in the nesting boxes. So today I put the chair on the porch away (the big guy wouldn't give up his chair) and moved a nesting box to the front porch. I didn't get one egg today! I usually get 2 -3 a day. I have 5 hens of which I know for a fact that 3 are laying. (I have that sneaking suspicion that I have a secret cache somewhere in the yard). If I leave them in the coop for a week or so without letting them free range during the day will they start using the nesting boxes again? How long do I need to keep them in the coop to make the boxes a habit? They are Buff Orpingtons and approx 23 weeks old.