My hens have just started laying, well one of them, so I have been keeping a close eye on the rest for any laying behaviours. They are free range, so that means walking the yard several times a day and my morning tea out on the deck watching them closely. In the last 2 days I've noticed tell-tale behaviours from one of my SS, so she has been in my radar. She has occasionally been outside fence in the woods, so I have combed the woods for any nests. This morning she was on the outside of the fence by my little mini orchard, I saw her there 2 days ago, trying to get back in. I went and collected her up and found a clutch of 11 eggs nestled next to the side of the barn. Guess I was right, she in laying mode . I collected the 11 eggs and her and put them all in one of the nesting boxes. She hopped out and headed back over to her old nest area and laid another egg. Guess its time to shut them in the coop until the morning laying has commenced. Sneaky birds.