My daily routine is to check the nesting boxes every morning at dawn when I free them from the coop. I have early layers. then around noon, and again about an hour before they call it a night. I always keep a separate bowl starting the day to get a count of how many Im geting a day. 19 hens. all roosters rehomed to a friend. todays egg count: 23. can hens occasionally wait before laying and then have another egg close by? just seems odd that theres four extras. the only thing Ive done different is gave them left over tuna sandwiches yesterday. which they love!