I have a young flock that I brought up from chicks this spring. I have 6 BO, 4 Production Red, and 2 Black Australorps, so 12 total. They started laying a couple months ago and the daily egg count has been steadily growing ever since. A couple of weeks ago, I was getting 8-9 eggs/day consistently, then last week it went up to 10-11. The past 4 days, I had gotten 11/day and we are waiting eagerly for our first 12/12 day... I had been keeping them in the coop/run until late afternoon every day since they started laying, but my son made a mistake one day and let them out early in the morning. That was actually our first 11 egg day and they were all in the nesting boxes, so I have been letting them all free range from early morning till they put themselves away in the evening. Yesterday was a dreary, rainy day. I was home from work all day and kept going out to check for eggs. By evening, I had only gotten 6 eggs. As I was walking past one of the run-in sheds for my horses, I noticed an egg sitting in there! I went on an egg hunt and looked in all of their usual hangouts and didn't find any more... I'm hoping maybe they all just happened to take a day off on the same day?? They have never laid outside of the nesting boxes before (as far as I know)... Did I bug them too much yesterday?? I have suspected that all 12 are actually laying, just not every day... Any thoughts?