I wait until 11:00 am to turn my chickens out and most of the girls have all laid by then. The ones who don't lay early in the morning typically do a good job about coming back to their nesting box to do their laying. I consider myself lucky, because when I was growing up we had hens that would often hide their eggs when turned loose. I'm curious as to which behavior is the norm. For those who free-range, how do you collect the eggs?