I've had my Speckled Sussex flock about a year now, and in the last 2 months I've allowed them to free range the property most days. What I've noticed is that if I leave them in the coop and their 35 foot long run for the day, they lay far many more eggs than when I let them roam around the property. I was thinking maybe they were laying eggs around the garden, but I've looked around and do not see that. They will return to the coop to lay when they have to. I just notice less egg production when they are joyfully running around freely. Anyone else notice this?