My 11 week old chickens insist on roosting on the nest box litter board, and in the nest boxes. I put fake eggs in the boxes to dicourage them, but they insist on stayin there, even my roo. It makes me mad i give them roosts but they just poop all over the nesting materials and fake eggs. I have 10 meat birds with 4 roos who are mean, and i was wondering if my birds are afriad of the mean birds and are trying to get away since the meat birds could possible peck them when they are roosting since the roost is only 1 foot off the ground, but since the nest box is higher they jut choose it because they are safe. Do you think when we butcher the meat birds, that they will use the roost again, or are they always going to use the nest box. If they use the nest box i am going to have a lot of broken, and dirty eggs. I saw my roo kicking eggs out of the box yesterday.