Hi all, I'm a new owner to 5 chickens that are a little over 5 mo old. I knew at least 2 of them (austrolorp and wyandotte) had to be laying because they were showing all the behaviors I read about, but I couldn't find any eggs in their coop. They free-range so somebody told me to start looking through the yard. After three days of searching, and about a week of odd behavior, I found seven eggs under a tarp. I thought if you can't beat them join them so I added some bedding to their little nest they made, and now they won't go near it. I've been searching the yard for the past week and haven't found any eggs. I realized I messed up by having them sleep from a young age in their nesting boxes, so I just started blocking them off at night so they stay clean, and then this morning I opened up the egg boxes and kept all the chickens inside the coop until after 2. Still no eggs. Should I keep locking them in, and closing nesting box until they form a new routine? Or should I just let them go back to what they know, sleeping in the nesting boxes, and just keep searching the yard hoping for the best? Thanks for your help, I'm very very new to this.