I have been watching my new little ladies start to lay. They lay in the run and on the coop floor and EVEN in the nests. We added 30+ chicks to our 14 laying hens. All are coming into their laying at their own pace. It's all good. My little IB has been setting in the nest every so often to no avail. Well a few mins. ago I heard a choir of angles singing the egg song. They were all around her singing to their hearts content in true appreciation of her achievement. SHE HAD LAYED HER FIRST EGG!!!!