Well, I fell for an old trick. I was annoyed to discover that my hens for some reason had dropped from 4 or 5 eggs a day to only 2 most days. I was racking my brain for any changes in their diet or something. This weekend one of my cochins dropped an egg in the straw of the run and I had to go in to fetch it. While I was in there, I happen to see into the corner of the coop where I can 't usually see, and found a HUGE pile of eggs of all colors and sizes. Apparently, the cochins randomly laid an egg there and the other girls figured this was the new "hot" nesting spot, so most of them start laying there. I did the float test and found that most of them were within about a week old, so luckily I can still use them. Can't believe I fell for that old trick!