Hey All, I have been coming to this forum for a few months to learn about raising chickens, but this is my first post. I have 3 hens (barred rock, buff orpington, RI Red) and they are free range with a home-built coop to return to at night. My problem is this.....my hens are very smart and stubborn. One of them (buff) lays her eggs in the coop everyday and does a little wandering. The other two however go somewhere else, which I have no idea where, (i have spent a long time looking) and I know they are laying their eggs there. They return every night, but the point of having chickens is for the eggs, not for the company I had them laying in the coop for a few days after locking them up, but then after getting full range they started laying and hiding somewhere else pretty much instantly. Any tips on how to make them lay in the coop? I don't want to restrict their range, but I also want my eggs! Can I try only letting them out for a few hours in the afternoon? Should I not let them out at all for a week or something? I hear the golfball trick doesn't really work, plus there are already eggs there from the buff that does lay in the coop. Thanks!!