My hens have always fought over nest boxes, but now the older hens aren't letting the younger pullets lay. I have 6 nest boxes in a row, and of course they only like 2 of them. Once the pullet settles into a box, the hens peck at her until she gets out - then the pullet carries on screaming for a long time. I've thought about cutting some of the nest box dividers out in the coop which would create larger nest boxes. That way maybe 2 can fit in 1 box. Thoughts?