Every day now for the past few weeks, Morgan, my three-year old Cochin, fretfully mutters just like she really, REALLY wants to lay an egg. I know the language because she's always done this before she lays. But lately, nothing comes of it, even after I help her into a nest box. She quit laying at the end of summer, long before the others did prior to molt. She is now squatting when I come up behind her with my hands, but her comb doesn't appear especially red. This morning she got a 30 minute warm water soak, then she dried out on a heating pad for another hour. No egg. She's back in the run now with the others, acting normal, no fussy muttering. It's noon, and she usually quiets down every day by this time. But tomorrow morning, I know she'll be pacing and muttering again. What do you suppose is going on here? Is she just working up to egg laying again after molt? Or am I to start worrying about something more serious? Here's Morgan in her "hot" tub.