Today I went to collect the eggs, and had some interesting surprises. I always feed the birds first, when I opened the run where the feeder is, I found an egg just inside the door, that is about 6 feet from the nest boxes and a 2 foot drop. I suspect that either that bird had an egg sneak out by surprise or one of the birds scooted it out of the nest and played soccer with it. My youngest bird finally started dropping eggs too, but is laying them in the middle of the coop in the litter, today in the corner. The first two eggs I thought maybe one of the others took it out of the nest, but I could see an impression in the wood shavings where she sat and the egg was right in the middle of it. But one girl managed to get the egg where it belonged. The nice thing is that I only have 3 girls now, and all of them have different looking eggs by size, shape and color. SO, I have tried the golf ball trick, normally the two older gilrs get it done right, but I am a little worried that now they are starting to stray from the nest box and just lay them where ever they happen to be. Is this a phase or do I need to step in and do something with them?