I have been lucky in convincing my pullets what the nesting boxes were for, until recently. For about a week now I have been finding 2 eggs a day in the roost....ground level. Of course, they are filthy, but uncracked. I talked it over with DH and we decided to go in extra early and empty the roosting room and lock them out. That only worked once. Yesterday he reports to me that he locked them out, before daylight, but that he saw 2 eggs that must have been layed at night, which were on the ground. I don't mind washing them, but I'm 5'9" and can't fit under the rungs of the roost very easily, due to not being a spring chicken myself anymore. So I have to start removing them, until I get close enough to grab the egg with a dip net. I don't see a solution to my problem, but I am hoping there is a solution. So go ahead........any suggestions?