I have 13 chickens. They have a chicken coop with a large run attached by wire mesh on all sides. I have 2 terriers that would just as soon eat them, so I can't let them out of the run to roam around the yard.
When I clean the coop, I lock them in the run; they obviously don't have access to the coop or nesting boxes at this point.
My question is: is it super stressful for them not to have access to the nesting box when it is time for them to lay an egg? I am not cleaning it every day, but it's about every month and a half or so.