We added a few ready to lay pullets of the sane age as our other girls recently. One of the new girls has been laying for about 9 days and suddenly the last two days her egg is in the brooding box. The golf balls hqve been randomly moved out but we thought it was curious investigators. Today bought a ceramic egg to see if the golf balls were just too roll-y. Within minutes of putting the fake egg in one of the nesting boxes, tucked down to the floor in an indentation in the straw, came back to the coop and it had been moved. Our queen came visiting as I stared in the nesting box, watched me place it in the box, pecked at it a bit and promptly began rolling it up and out of the nesting box with her beak. I moved it to the next box and she promptly repeated the rolling. I did not try the box the other girl is using. We played this game a few times, including different positions in the boxes; at one point she went back in the run. I went away for a few minutes, came back and the fake was even further away from the nesting box. She is clearly about to lay as she is going in and out of the nesting box and previously never has had any interst in the boxes. (Also showing other signs.) Will she stop this egg removing behavior once she starts laying?? If not, how do you stop it? I don't want poopy eggs. Also on the if not, what do I do so she doesn't destroy other eggs if we find a way to add extra height to the front of the box to make it so she can't roll eggs into the brooder where it is poopy as they roost over that area? I can't find this topic anywhere so sure appreciate thoughts and experiences!