My very first egg layer laid eggs every day for 3 days, off the fourth, and start over. Two weeks ago, we added a couple new layers to the flock. We went from two layers to four and none of them so much as missed a day! Two eggs into her regular cycle, she stopped laying. No more of her pretty pale sage green eggs. The first few days I didn't think anything of it. The next few, I thought she just needed to settle back in with the new girls making her wait in line for the box, etc. Then I thought she had just stopped for the winter or something. Well, today we found this... I've been checking under the brush, but until this last egg, they weren't visible just walking by. But her little trail of eggs finally worked its way out from under the bush. At the end, a clutch of 4. We had to cut the branches back to even reach. They all tested fresh and with the lovely mild weather we've had, it didn't get cold enough to crack any! We've all had a good laugh. Hazard of free ranging, I know. But she'd never laid anywhere other than the nest box, so while I did look around the property, I never really suspected it.