I knew my chickens do not like their coop, its a bad design, but I was hoping they would use the nest box. they love to run around the 3000 foot yard, but I have been confining them more the past two- three weeks. Only out for 2 hours after 2 pm, or 4 pm. Well they talked me into letting them out this morning while I was gardening, plastic egg was smashed in the basket I was hoping they would set in. At the far end of the garden, one Buff started screaming like a cat was near by, ran down, calmed her down and they all wandered off. I went down near the arbor to spread mulch and heard a chiken cooing/purring, under the vines at the base of the arbor, push back the vines and the oldest biggest barred rock is sitting there purring. Oh my , bet there is an egg. Rush down to coop, rebuildt the laying box to look like space under the vine, bigger box on side, dry straw mulch, choped the vine and drape it all over the box, Pick up Miss barrred rock, YES an egg, and transplant them to the new box. Catch all the girls and put them back in the coop. I think the egg is not the barreds, I think it was the screaming buff orpinton. all the girls stuck their heads in the box and looked at the egg, hope this works. hope I can get rid of the vines in a week Will keep putting their eggs in to increase odds. so its soo cool I have an egg.