We always wondered why they ran out of the coop so quickly in the morning when we opened the door! Today we found their stash - 24 huge eggs. We thought they had stopped laying for the season but I guess not. Why would my chickens not lay in the coop? I can see why they lay where they do...it's dark, cozy and has soft mulch under the boats which are also under a tarp. But I have a nice big shelf for them in the coop with a ramp to get up there. It's also soft with bedding. The only thing I can think of is that it's just a shelf and not covered. Do chickens care that much? What can I do to encourage them to lay in the coop?