ANY HELP WILL BE APPRECIATED! This is my first time with chickens and everything has gone beautifully--until now. I have nine hens (8 different breeds) who are 5 months old. The two Comets started laying at 4 months and use the nests. (I have the nests that cause the eggs to roll out of the way after they lay to discourage egg eating.) My Leghorn started by laying on the coop floor in an out-of-the way corner. I tried and tried to put her in the nest (like the books say to do) but she's too feisty to catch. I finally blocked her access to her favorite corner and now 80% of the time she'll use the nest. Occasionally she'll use the coop floor under the nesting box. HERE'S MY PROBLEM: My Austrolorpe wants to lay on the droppings board. Two other mystery hens are laying in the chicken run outside. Sometimes these eggs make it and sometimes someone (or two or three) eat those eggs, especially if it's on the droppings board. Yesterday morning I went to let them out. It was barely light. Someone had dropped an egg on the board under their roost and three of the girls were going at it. I know egg eating is a really, really bad habit. I've tried putting fake eggs and real eggs in the nests. I added wood shavings to the nests to make them more appealing. Are there any other tricks to encourage the nests over the ground? Why don't they like my expensive nesting boxes?