Hello. We have a large "open air coop", 15' X 17'. Our Roosting bar is well above our nesting boxes, yet during the day our Chickens are STILL sitting on and pooping all over the top of the nesting boxes.(Old milk crates) Any one have any idea of how to control this. We actually finished constructing a new open air coop just today, (just as large) but haven't put the nesting boxes in. We are having to separate our flock. We had A mama hen, and ten babies that were given to us. Come to find out they are mixed game fowl. The babies are approximately 13/14 weeks. We purchased Three Barred plymouth rock hens and a Barred PR rooster a few weeks ago. They are almost 20 weeks. We tried everything but the two different groups will NOT get along. My husband is going to put a piece of slanted wood over the nesting boxes tomorrow, that should fix the problem. Fingers crossed but thought I would get any ideas you guys may have as well. We use to let the game fowl free ranged during the day until they started refusing to come in the coop at night. We locked'em up in there for a few days hoping to re-teach them that that was their home didn't work. They won't stop getting into our garden which is WAY too large to fence around. We haven't gotten a single ripe tomato, as everytime one starts to ripen. They were hollowing them out.. thanks in advance.