So I have 4 Japanese Bantam hens and 1 Roo... All of a sudden they will no longer lay eggs in the nesting boxes, they insist on laying them on the nest they have made underthe coop on the ground. A couple weeks ago I went out and there was 10 eggs in the nest. They were all lined up in perfect rows 3 in one then 2 then 3 then 2,all perfectly straight and pointing exactly the same direction. The next day she was sitting on them so I said OK fine and let her sit....the other day I went out and the other grey hen had a nestright next to it and was sitting on it. So now they have grouped them all into one huge pile and take turns sitting on them. At what point should I start taking eggs away before I have 5 hens sitting on 45 eggs??? HAHA Should I leave them alone and let nature take its course??