Thanks! I actually did put the vinyl tiles in top yesterday and i couldn't find a ceramic egg but i went down to our creek bed and found a white rock that looks very similar to an egg an put it in there! All of my feather babies were actually in the coop at around 4:30 tonight so i went ahead and locked em up for the night...that's only 30 min early since the banties will go up in the tree at 5:30 if i don't get em b4 then! The duck and big hen will stay out til dark if i let em but ive been making them live by the bantam time since theyre my early birds! Anyways...i went bk down about an hr later just to check on em and the duck was in the new box!
Awesome, I bet she lays there tomorrow. Mine will pile eggs once they start maturing, young hens seem to drop them randomly. My older pekin will actually try to brood, none of the other Pekin girls do. My rouen are still pretty young, so I cant say for sure. My swedish hen definitely wants to brood.