Wondered if anyone could advise. I used to let my chicks have total free range, but since they started laying about 6 weeks ago, I keep them in their pen until they have all finished laying. This is usually around 11am, then I will let them out. I have had one or two eggs later in the afternoon, and the chicks have always gone back to the next boxes to lay. I decided to keep them penned until they have finished laying, because we have lots of bush and finding eggs would be virtually impossible. If I give them total free range again, will they always go back to the nest boxes to lay? Has anyone had experience of this?