Hello all, I have some newbie questions about our first batch of chickens. We got a mixed batch of 24 chicks this spring (April) and when I got them, I knew I wanted to free range them but I am wondering now that they are roaming the range so to speak, how will the hens know to go into the coop and lay their eggs in the nests? Is this something chickens just know to do? LOL Sorry if that is a stupid question but I was just wondering. I am so looking forward to our own eggs! I was also wondering how long before I can expect them to begin laying? It's been so long since I had chickens on our family farm and I was just a punk kid and dont remember all this stuff. Thanks for the help!