I too am waiting for our girls to start laying just wonder if they typically lay at a certain time of day We free range them from about 6:00 pm until they make their way into the coop at dusk ... I'm getting a bit worried that they could be laying eggs in the yard and I couldn't even begin to look for hiding places. They seem to be going into the nesting boxes - they kick around the plastic eggs in there and the hay gets matted down. Thanks !!!!