Hi, I have production Red hens that range in age from (3)18-(3)22 1/2 weeks and I haven't gotten any eggs yet. There are 6 pullets and a 1 cockerel. Our coop is 8x8 and 6 feet high, The hens usually only go in if the cockerel goes in first. One thing though is that my chickens free range from the time i go to work at 6 in the morning until I get home, which is dark by then so they are always back in the coop. We have a lot of woods around our house that they hang out in about half the day, The other half they spend wandering the yard looking for treats. I'm new to all this, I'm wondering if they could be laying in the woods? The area they hang out in isn't very accessible to look for eggs. I never see them in the nest box, they usually roost at the ceiling of the coop at night never in a nest box. So my question is should I keep them contained in their run until they start producing? I've never closed them in the run before, It's fairly small in size 14'x12'. Also should I put something in the nest box? I don't have a golf ball... Maybe a few store bought eggs?