So, I thought our chickens had stopped laying eggs over the last 2 weeks because they had been pigging out on all the raspberries and blackberries in their yard. But yesterday when I thought our lemon amerucana was stuck and wedged into a bramble, she had left by the time I got back with my clippers and found this! lol So I have a couple questions! 1) why would they decide to start laying outside instead of their nest in their coop? 2) we have 3 chickens, they haven't been laying in their coop nest for about 2 weeks. I found 15 eggs here. So did they all make their own individual secret nests? Do they tend to lay together in one nest if they leave their coop laying box? Or is this normal? I still have about 30 more eggs to find...oye! 3) if a hatch of eggs have been sitting out for 2 weeks, are they still edible? They've been in the shade and well hidden but it's been on average 85 degrees give or take. 4) And last but not least! How do I get them back to laying in their coop!? They free range year round. If they're left in their coop past 7 am in the morning, they make such a racket, I'm afraid we're going to get kicked out of the neighborhood! (we're urban and have a permit, but still! lol) Those girls are just so zany! haha Thanks for all and any input y'all may have!