HI! I have 2 hens, its been almost 6 weeks since I brought them home. They finally started to give me eggs on Sunday, before that there was 1 for each of them the day after I brought them home. They are free range except at night, around 630 or after theyve gone to roost Ill put them up, one is a sprinter most of the other times so I dont want to freak her out chasing her. My husband found 1 egg sunday under a purple hull plant in my garden, and then later I found another, bigger than the 1st, so I suspect they both layed that day. Since then Ive found an egg each day in the same spot in the garden, but I have no clue which one its from..1 hen is a "suicide jumper" as we call her, she (Maybelle) jumped a chicken truck and we got her from a friend who picked her up from the side of the road, and the other (gertrude) is a silver something or another, shes the smaller one. How do I figure out who's laying? Could the one whos NOT laying in the garden be laying somewhere else, and if so what do I look for as signs of where they've been? Is there anyway to tell how old they are? And finally, how can I get them lay in a better spot than my garden, Im fine with it for now as we're at the end of the season for those beans so anything they eat isnt going to be a problem, but Id like to discourage it for future seasons . Ive been reading lots and loving the pics of the coops!!