My chicken that is 9 months old and is free range laid an egg next to my house in my gravel. I put them all in their master run and coop yesterday because of the rain but she always flies out if she doesn't feel like being in so she wasn't where she could just walk on into her nesting box. So I am sure she laid it there because of that but I am afraid that she will start laying them everywhere and I have over an acre here to be easter egger hunting! Funny too because my Wynadotte led me to it. I was trying to get them back over to where I can see them from in the house and she walked right up to it as if to say "Look what Lady did Mom" Just wondering if this has happened to others and if they returned to the nesting box?