My 19 hens and one rooster that are 13 1/2 months old.....laying started out fine last summer. This spring it's not quite the case. I have gotten 75% of the eggs from one nesting box out of 4 so the other 4 have stayed blocked, storing scratch and dried mealworms. I have at least one hen that has loosened the cardboard and is getting up into the storage area/blocked nesting boxes and are laying her/their egg/eggs (I've never had more then 2 there in a day). I've now got a couple big girls (chochins) hanging out during the day sitting on golf balls in one or two of the nesting boxes. I think more girls are laying this spring and suddenly I'm finding eggs (lots of them) buried under 6 inches of hay under the coop (it's raised so they have a place to get out of the rain. Do I need to open up more nesting boxes, put up curtains, or what? I'd appreciate any wisdom anyone has to bestow! Thanks!!!