Okay ~ three Orpington hens (two black and one silver), and two "mystery" hens I hatched when the feral mom was killed... believe she was a Brown Leghorn. Anyway ~ "mystery" girls are going on seven months old; Orpingtons about a month older. Built 'em a decent 4' X 8' coop, with a three-nest "sidecar." At least one of 'em started laying last week - four eggs harvested from one of the nests. That's a good thing! But it seems at least one of 'em is too lazy or dumb to crawl into a nest, and has been dropping eggs from the roost (splat!). Roosts are higher than the nests, by the way.... So how on Earth does one teach a chicken that this just is not appropriate behavior...?