My 6-7 month old EE Hazel lays pretty blue eggs - 2-3 a week. Her friend Peaches, also an EE, lays one almost every day. Today, when I went to take some leftover salad out to the girls, Hazel didn't show up. I went looking for her and heard her clucking softly, from what sounded like under half of a dog crate sitting against the fence. And THIS is what I found.... So while she's been laying a couple of times a week in the nest, she's been laying for at least two, maybe 3, weeks in her hidden hide-away. I guess she's a better layer than I gave her credit for! So. 1. Do I have to throw these eggs away? All are intact, they have been in the shade at all times, and our high temps have been in the high 80's most of the time. 2. We removed the temptation of the dog crate, but will this behavior continue? Do I need to egg hunt every day? Thanks for the advice. While this is a pretty picture, I obviously would prefer she lay in the nest boxes like the rest of my little flock!