If they are fine now and are acting ok you can calm down. And no, chickens don't hold on to eggs (or not for long).First question: I accidentally shut my chickens (who are a year old) out of the coop for the day! ugh..... will they be ok we only found 1 egg outside so not sure if they all had one outside or if they held them, (do they even do that?) or what, I am hoping that there will be no ill effects! I live in vermont and it was warm today, they had access to food and water but I am a worry wart! Someone Help!