Usually, they girls lay in their house and it's all over with by the time they are let out in the morning. I'm fine with that
Yesterday, no egg; fair enough, not a problem.
So, its early afternoon and I notice Queenie acting strangely and the other ladies going up to her and they are all having a natter. I then see her sit down and adopt a legs back, tail up pose. Hmm, could she be going to lay an egg?
A seagull landed nearby and she stood up, made an aggressive pose and chased it off. That confirmed it for me, she was going to lay an egg under the rose bush
I watched, waited and very unceremoniously, she laid an egg! Totally different experience from watching a chicken lay an egg (and soooo much quieter! )
I'm glad I experienced that