My silkies take turns hogging the nesting boxes all day and I don't really pay much mind to who stays in which box or for how long. I pick up the eggs just about everyday since I have NO intention of hatching any (I need more roos like a hole in the head). My girls give a token yip, but they're not nearly as cranky as others' I've read about. But even the hormonal rooster and the lost fumbling turkey don't chase them away. I plop them outside for exercise and air when I pick the eggs but they usually return soon thereafter. I have 3 boxes which all get used, plus a corner of the coop under a small table is also a popular spot. These days I'm averaging about 4 chicken eggs a day of all sizes and colors from 18 hens. I usually gather them in the mid afternoon, but I didn't get around to it at all yesterday. Late this morning, I found 2 eggs under the table and another 5 under the silkie (including a blue EE, a RIR and a Cochin egg). I've never had so many eggs in one spot. So is the silkie collecting them from other spots and putting them in one box? The unit does sit on the floor and I cover the floor in straw, so I guess it's possible for her to do it without breaking them. She's so small though-how would she physically manage it? Anyone ever catch a bird relocating an egg?