So I have some barred rocks and some buff orps that are the same age, I knew they were about the right age to start laying but I have not taken them out of the "chick coop" which does not have egg boxes and have stalled on putting them in the adult coop. They free range during the day together and get along fine, I guess I dont want to believe my babies are growing up lol. Today I was mowing and moved my sons swingset to mow, as I did I heard a hen yelling at me so I stopped and looked down and she was under the slide on a nest of 12 EGGS lol, unfortunately I didnt know how old they were so I trashed them, now I have to put them in the adult coop and try to convince them that they should be there lol. I put the one that was laying in the adult coop and locked her in there today, I went back 20 minutes later and she was laying in the nesting box but didnt lay an egg, I am guessing she had already laid her egg in her under slide nest? Either way lol, so the best thing to do probably is get them after they go to roost in their coop tonight and put them in the adult coop on the roost so they wake up there and not let them out to free range for a couple days till they get used to it? I only have 5 in that age group, 3 barred and 2 buffs.