I have a beloved neighbor who accused me of "working banker's hours" instead of collecting the eggs every morning at 6am so that I could have a fresh egg breakfast. I told him that if I went out at 6am there wouldn't be any eggs to gather. He said that I haven't "trained" my "chickens right". He says, "what you're supposed to do is shut them up in their coop at night with their food and in the night they sit in the nests and lay their eggs". I said, "have you ever had chickens before?" and he said that he had when he was growing up on a farm. I figured that he probably didn't get the whole picture of what was happening there. I grew up on this exact farm I am living on right now, and since having to run it myself, there is a lot I thought I knew before, but that wasn't completely accurate. I love my neighbor as myself, so I'm trying to see if there could be any truth to what he remembers from his childhood about hens laying their eggs at night.