I have 4 hens that have been laying for weeks. One that has not and is a 6 month old NHR. The other day, I found a soft shelled egg, on the very edge of the roost, as if she laid at some point after dark, but before morning as I went into work early that morning. Yesterday, I got my normal 4 eggs. Today I went out to find yet another egg, hard shelled at least, but it was from the roost, had fallen and landed in the poo, and had a big crack, but savagable. Carefully cleaned it, boiled it, and fed it to my confined, injured, non laying, hen in my garage. She LOVED it. Is it she doesn't know to use the nest boxes, or is it because she is new, and it happens when she is asleep, and it just happens??? I am hoping since it takes 25 hours, and times will change, she may end up laying when she is finally OFF the roost! LOL Any ideas?? Thoughts?? I am worried about the habit of egg eating if she can't get her nest box, egg laying boundaries set.