All of my 14 hens are laying but only one of the hens will not lay in the nest boxes. She lays her egg outside in the run under the coop. I wonder if she is low hen on the ladder and the others are not allowing her to lay inside or some other reason. On another note, I bought a couple of the ceramic eggs to put in the nests when they first started laying. I noticed that they disappeared after awhile. The only thing that I could figure was that a snake might have eaten it. Well, the other day I found the egg quite a ways from the coop and it had a dead snake skin around it. I guess that snake paid a price for being greedy! I haven't found the other egg yet, but still looking.