I have a little flock of three. One New Hampshire, one Black Star and a RIR. The RIR is way behind the other two, who both have big red combs and wattles, and have had them for some weeks now. They are all about 26 weeks old and have been confirmed by the vet as being pullets. The NH and BS keep going into the nesting box and make such a noise, as if they are laying. But when they leave and I check the box, there is nothing there but invisible eggs. They have been doing this for weeks and I can't take it anymore, I want a visible egg for once. There is a fake egg in there so they know that is what they are suppose to do there. They are on organic layer pellets and drink crystal clear water from the pond when they free range the yard. They have an automatic feeder, shell grit and waterer in their coop. They get scraps from my kitchen and my neighbors and they have 1/4 acre garden to roam around and catch their own food too. Both their vents are huge and wet looking. I have tried cayenne pepper and black pepper, which just made them thirsty, but no egg action. Is there anything else I could try. I will try anything. I also checked the whole yard in case they were laying somewhere else and didn't find anything. I live in Sydney Australia, so the days are getting warmer and longer. There must be some secret method out there to get them to stop laying invisible eggs. PLEASE HELP BTW my button quail have laid eggs, hatched them and are on their second set of eggs now, which will hatch in the next week. At least they are doing the right thing.