I got 6 chickens around a month ago. At first we let them free range. 1 of my chickens secretly found a laying spot, to make it worse, the laying spot was in some bushes with all these spiderweb and bugs and since my backyard has been going through some problems, the back of it is so wet and soggy that the first step you take in it you hear a squishy gross sound. ANd it lays everyday so we have to go there everyday! Then my other 2 chickens started laying behind a rose vine which i think is dangerous for them but it is better because there is a wooden thing to block some of the spikes. Now because of the poo everywhere, We put them in this space which i think is plenty for them but every morning they would flap and go spaz to get out and lay. My mum says that we have to keep them in there so they develop he habit of laying in there and not in places where it is difficult to get their eggs. This morning i hear them squaking and flapping and i cant help feeling bad about myself. When i went out, my super fat chicken had already magically got out. What should i do? ANd yes i have prepared them nice laying boxes. heehee Any help appreciated!