I got my first chickens last spring and I noticed they are just now starting to act funny (like, making funny noises, laying down in strange places, and...being mated by my roo....lol) Well, today my daughter found an egg under a chicken that was laying in the empty kindling box on my porch. First egg EVER. So how can I get them into the nesting boxes in the coop? They hate their coop. I lost three chickens to fighting when I was making them stay in their coop overnight - now they climb under our oil tank at night. I just recently put nesting boxes in the coop but I'm not seeing a lot of interest from them. I also just put black plastic around the coop (it was chicken wire before) to keep the drafts out and make it more cozy. How can I entice them to lay in the boxes so I don't have to scour the yard for eggs? Are the others (all same breed and age) likely to start laying as well? Will this chicken likely lay again soon or are they irregular to start usually? I have so many questions!!