We found our first "real" egg last night around 7pm. I knew they were ready as there had been a few weak eggs a week earlier. I thought they might be laying in the bushes, but I could never find anything. From the suggestion of another member, I "locked" them in their coop for 24+ hours and viola, an egg. It wasn't in the nest box, although I see they have nestled in their and moved stuff around. I did let them out for an hour last night before dark. Now, they are back in the coop and I am hoping to have them use their nest boxes, but my main question is how do I get them to change their schedule from laying at 7pm to 7 am, then they can play all day? Do I need to give it more time and they will get on a schedule themselves, or is there something else to help it along? Lastly, do their schedules adjust to each other (when one lays do the others say, "Hey, maybe I should do the same", or is it completely random. I'd like to get them on a schedule because they are really cooped up...literally. The coop is small and only designed for night and nesting. It's 18-20 square feet for 6 birds. The rest of the time they are strolling about our property. Thank you!