Right now I have a total of 12 chickens. Six of them Arlene, three more should start within the month, and three more should start in about five months. I have two large nesting boxes in the coop and one box outside in the yard where they free range. One of the chickens seems to prefer that one. My question is, will the older chickens let the younger ones into the nest boxes to lay eggs? They seem to chase them off when it comes to food etc. I'm afraid they won't let them in to lay the eggs. Any suggestions?