Hi folks, I have seven (once was eight) young hens. The two barred plymouth rocks and twowhite plymouth rocks have been laying since October, the two Wellsummers since mid November and the singe Black Jersey Giant (once there were two ) just started laying in the last two weeks. Usually all the days eggs (average 4) are laid in the same nest box, although the favored box can change from day to day. However, twice in the past two weeks I've found a single egg lying right outside in the run...not tucked away somewhere but in the middle of where most of the action takes place. I suspect the Black Jersey Giant, although I've never actually witnessed the laying. Any ideas on why a hen would do this? Any ideas on what I could do to discourage her? The egg in question is usually laid after noon, so I'm reluctant to keep the entire flock cooped up until then.