My birds are 2 and I'm looking forward to eggs this year. We did get a few last year. We found them in various places as our birds are free range. So my questions, If I put a large board with hay on it in the barn will they nest and lay there? They sleep in there but have not lain any eggs there thus far. If I want to be sure to find the eggs do I have to lock them up all day? If I do have to lock them up what is the laying season so I can let them back out eventually. Anything else you can think of would be great!