I have a question. My coop has amazingly wonderful nest boxes (2 of them) in the coop, with external retrieval lid and all. I had a rabbit hutch in the chicken run and eggs began to be laid in the hutch. I put a basket in there to soften the landing and now that all 9 of my girls are laying, they ALL lay their eggs in that one basket and basically fight over it all day long. Why won't they use the coop boxes? Or anywhere else for that matter? I've also set up other baskets around the coop and run to see if they would be used (in case I could change something up so that they would lay elsewhere) but only one girl has laid one egg inside the coop in a file cabinet drawer. ALL nest boxes have dummy eggs in them, although when I put them in the "real" nest boxes in the coop the girls eject them onto the coop floor! Ugh. I guess my question is: what happens when someone inevitably goes broody and needs the rabbit hutch? Do I just lock her in it with food and water during the morning and force the rest of the girls to find a new place to lay? Move a broody into the coop? I want them laying in the coop and I'm afraid if I took the rabbit hutch away they would boycott laying eggs, or find an equally unsuitable place to lay Any thoughts that could help me out? Will it be too stressful to take away entirely a favorite nesting place so that they will lay where I want them to?