I am curious to know what will change about my hens' laying habits if I decide to free-range them full-time. Currently my 18 birds spend the morning in the run and coop, where they lay almost all of the day's eggs by noon; 90% of the eggs thankfully are ending up in nest boxes but there are always a few left outside. After noon, they are let out for 4-5 hours until feeding time, around dusk. There are a handful of Americaunas that haven't laid their first eggs yet but most of the others have been doing so for at least a few weeks. If I let them out early (sun-up) will they end up laying all over the place? I'm guessing they will still lay a similar quantity but I might end up on a easter egg hunt. Currently 9.5 hours of daylight here in Maine. Thanks.