Hello everyone, I have adopted chickens that I've had since August and they just started laying eggs. I had one that I wasn't sure of the breed but the consensus was that she is a Black Sex Link (and looking at all the pictures I've been able to find I would agree). Today she laid her first egg, and it's GREEN!!?! Is this normal? I mean it's really pretty but I thought they laid brown eggs? Also, most of my free range birds have decided in the last week or so that they would prefer to lay their eggs in a pile in the woods instead of in their nesting boxes (really, it's hit and miss as to where they decide to lay because they do get the nesting box about 30% of the time). They're all younger hens but is there any way I can retrain them to lay in their nesting boxes again?