Would a chicken actually lay an egg while roosting? Our two Rhode Island Reds just started laying last weekend. We've had no eggs in the next boxes - we left the first egg in there for a hint. I also dropped the nest boxes down the ground so they could just walk into them. No luck. The eggs are always underneath the area where all 8 hens are roosting. Three times now, they've looked like they were laid from the roost and splatted when they hit the floor. What should I do? All the chickens are 5.5 months old: two Rhode Island Reds, 2 Comets and 4 Araucanas. thanks!