I have a Welsummer, approximately 9 months old, who just started laying a six weeks or so ago. I get about 3-4 eggs from her a week and for the last week, eggs haven't been in the nest boxes. The first time, i saw it on the coop floor over by the pop door and then, i saw one out in the run, covered with gunk and poop. not sure how long it had been there, so i tossed it. then, yesterday, there was a nice clean egg out in the run.......not sure why she all of a sudden is doing this? there are scratches on it, like it has been rolled around. I have 12 laying hens with 4 nest boxes, i am thinking that is a decent ratio. Two of those are the preferred and the other two boxes "will do in a pinch" if they have to use them. Is there is any way to break this behavior?