The ladies in the hen house have been laying so many eggs lately, and several of the girls are "broody" (they just want to sit on their nest all day and night). Broody hens are grouchy hens, so there has been a bit more squabbling over the nest boxes in the hen house.
I have various apple picking baskets lined up in the hen house for the girls to lay their eggs in. The apple boxes are cute and functional and low to the ground for the little frizzle and silkie girls. But even though the girls have several (6) baskets to choose from, most of them prefer to lay in the same two baskets. Of course, the two favorite baskets are where the broody hens want to be, too! When a hen jumps in to lay her egg, the broody hen gets all kinds of upset and a bit of pecking and screeching takes place until they settle into the basket together.