I am a newb and my hens seem very close to laying. They have a coop that I keep them in at night so coons and coyotes cant get them with a small fence that really serves NO purpose at all. During the day though they have free range of the back yard. Will they just lay wherever? I have no desire to cage them or confine them but I'm concerned I wont get to the eggs in time if I can't find them. What should I look for? Do they bury them? How long do they last on the ground? I need some advise from the more experienced chickeneers!!! Any help is greatly appreciated!!!