Hi Everyone, I looked around a little for this topic but couldn't find anything (at least on the first three pages) that dealt with this specifically. I'm a first time chicken owner and my ladies (don't know which one ) laid her first egg...whoo hoo. SO SO exciting!!! But of course she didn't lay it in her nice little box, I found it among some grass in our yard. The ladies are just about 6 months old. My question is this: how do I get them to lay in their nests and not on our property? I have a feeling that pretty soon our land is going to start smelling like rotten eggs! They pretty much have free range of our property but are shut up in their coop at night. Sorry if this topic has already been addressed I just didn't know where else to go.... Any ideas would be helpful. I'm hoping that I don't have to lock them up in a small run, I would like to keep them free range...they love it so! Thanks in advance!