My Buff Orpingtons are a year old and have layed their eggs in their nest boxes that whole time, with a couple of exceptions when they first started laying. Now all of a sudden yesterday, everyone laid outside in the yard instead of in the coop. One of them laid right on the back deck! It's very hot here right now, but it was hot last summer, too, and they laid inside, so I don't think that's it. I did do some repair work on the coop day before yesterday which made a lot of noise... do you think they were spooked by that? I cleaned out the nest boxes, just in case there was something undesireable in there that was making them uncomfortable. Can't think of what else it might be. Any guesses on whether they will start laying inside again or if I've got a bad trend on my hands here? Thanks!