I have 17 chickens, 7 are 2+ yrs old, the rest are this springs hatches, most of the 2+ yr old girls don't lay eggs regularly. It's the younger kids who are giving me problems with laying eggs. Out of the 10 kids, only about 5 are laying, & they dont always use the nest boxes. I just don't get it. Today I found on of my FBCM in the middle of the coop, laying in the shavings, making her nest. All 3 nestboxes were empty & hadn't been used yet today. The FBCM then layed the egg in the shavings! My Salmon Fav will lay her eggs in the shavings too in the other coop.(the other coop doesn't have a nest box in it) Sometimes I will find eggs laid just inside the pop door! Why are they laying them everywhere but in the nestboxes???? They are driving me nuts having to look for eggs everyday!!! It's not like the nest boxes are over crowded since all the chickens aren't laying yet. Should I add more boxes??? I don't get it!