My Barred Cochin is broody again. (I "broke" it in her several weeks ago, but it came back earlier this week.) She's taken over the preferred nest box (of 2) in the coop. For a couple of days the count seemed low in the other box. Yesterday I discovered that 3 of my hens had decided to lay in the nest box we'd attached to a tree outside, where my guy had tossed some fresh straw earlier. I was so proud of my smart girls! It's like they said, "Well, bump you, Bella! You can have that box for now. You want to be stuck inside, well, we can get sun and fresh air and still lay our eggs!"