according to my research, my girls should be laying in a couple months. they were born in April - so September/October puts them at about 6 months. Is there a way to train them to lay in a certain area, so I don't have rotten eggs hidden all over the yard? Also, I believe one of my "girls" is growing into a handsome guy - does this pose a problem? They live in a large 2 story coop with 3 ducks; the 3 chickens generally stay upstairs, while the ducks sleep on the bottom story and everyone is free range during the day. I noticed they LOVE to lay in my potted plants (and have killed off several already) - can I expect to find eggs in the pots? should I move the pots into their coop? any/all suggestions are welcomed! thank you!!!