I was having issues with my girls not laying so much, or at least not really wanting to do so in the nest boxes. I stole three golf balls from my hubby and put them in our two nesting boxes...it worked right away! Now were getting our eggs consistently in the nest boxes The funny thing too though is i have my two top-of-the-pecking order hens that like to sit on the other chickens eggs and sing the "egg laying song" without actually laying an egg! they've been doing this for about 3-4 days and I'm fairly certain they're not laying the eggs elsewhere. They'll do it to each other also if one is sitting on the nest box and the other is "hanging out"... anyone else experience this? We have 6 older girls and get two eggs consistently daily, I know the two that are laying for sure. If you have experienced this, do you know why they are like that? These hens range between 2-3+ years, really don't know their ages as we adopted them. Thanks!