So I've had my chickens for about five months now, two adult layers and two pullets who are about 20 weeks old and I'm assuming will start laying soon. They have always sleep together in the nest boxes, there are two, usually two chickens per box. My rhode island red seems to be the broodiest, and she has been moving the eggs around the roost and making nests in other spots. I don't blame her because the nest boxes fill with droppings quickly and I think at one point a chicken must have stepped on one and broke the egg. I did get ceramic eggs to place in the boxes which helps, but only for about a day after I have cleaned out the nest boxes and put fresh hay down. So I have this quandary that it is actually easier to clean out the droppings because they are all in one spot, but it is more difficult to reach the eggs from the access door (I have hay covering the floor of the rest of the roost). I have put some roosting branches in there, but they always go for the nest boxes. I was thinking maybe I would just make another set of boxes that they would hopefully not sleep in? Or is there something else to try?