I have 8 pullets aged 28 weeks, mostly Brahmas (and quite a few mature hens and roosters). They free range over a large area in theory. In practice they tend to wander between the house , their coops and the enormous agricultural shed/modern barn (about 200 yards from the house). One non-Brahma pullet came into lay a few weeks ago and obligingly used the nest box. Today we have had strong winds and intermittent rain (temp in the low 50's). The chickens (pullets, hens and roosters) have been sheltering under the eaves of the agricultural shed in a neat line. On going down to the shed I have found three pullet eggs also in a neat line each about 3 feet apart, and laid some time after 2:00p.m. Anyone got any suggestions as to how to coax them to lay in the nest boxes? (There's already rubber eggs in there). Please bear in mind that they are currently afternoon layers at the moment.