My 7 month Easter Egger has been laying for a couple weeks very sporadically, and not always in the nest box. I just figured she was young and it's winter so 1 or 2 eggs a week was ok. But I have also been keeping my eye out in the yard in case she was laying outside....and today I spotted her "sneaking" off in to the brush by herself. I went to check it out and sure enough...... a nest with 12 eggs!! Now it will be "jail" time to train her to lay in the nest box. fun fun.