My chickens do not seem to be able to get up onto their roost nor into their raised nesting box in the coop. I don't know if this is a physical issue or a mental one. The first one to start laying did so in the corner of the run, in a big pile of straw that my 4-year-old son constructed. She continued to lay there. I tried covering the area to keep it out of the weather, but when I did that she started laying in front of the area, so I moved the cover. After a couple weeks, I snuck a nesting box into the area (not covered) sideways. That worked, but then I turned it frontways and that was not acceptable, apparently, because she laid an egg in the coop either yesterday or this morning. To make matters more confusing, two other chickens have started laying. The first egg for both was laid on the floor of the coop, and then one of them laid their second egg in the middle of a flower bed! I can see the whole egg-laying situation descending into chaos. I don't want to spend my time wandering around the yard playing egg hunt. What do they want? Does their ideal nesting area need to be covered? Dark? Quiet? What do they want from me??? I tried putting a ball in the nesting area that the first chicken was using, but my son took it. I also tried putting a grocery store egg in the nesting area, but he took that too.