I am new to this, so bare with me please. A little over 2 months ago we purchased 4 Barred Rocks and 1 RIR that were already laying. (1 a day, like clockwork) Two weeks later, we bought 2 more RIRs. Again, everything was great, 7 Eggs a day. Last week we noticed the #'s started to fluctuate daily on the number of eggs. We found that they had been laying in the yard. I blocked off all of the areas in the yard that they were using. Now we only get 3-4 a day in the nesting boxes. I have searched everywhere for a clutch of eggs and nothing. There isn't any place they could put them, that I couldn't see them... I don't see any of them walking around with their legs crossed, so what gives. They are all very healthy. They all go to bed with full every night. Thanks for your time.