So it finally arrived that most of my chickens have started laying eggs. I currently have one that's been laying in the barn and not the nesting box daily. And just yesterday my children found three eggs out under the pine trees. They are free range all of the Time. I let them out in the early morning. So I'm guessing I'm going to have to leave them in the pen/coop until my wife gets home around 9 am, to help with this? Also I'm in the process of finishing up a new coop for them same location. Just that this one is three feet off the ground with the nesting boxes twelve inches of the floor. I am new to chickens and so far it been a great experience. Just need to fix this egg laying issue. Also is there any advice on having them switch to the new coop when it's finally finished? There current one is ground level and I don't like that it gets a damp floor on a heavy rain. I also found a nice led light for the coop to help them continue laying during the winter months ( just waiting for it to be shipped). Being I'm in upstate New York, the days are getting shorter quickly . Thanks for any help or suggestions you may have.