She just started laying a couple of weeks ago, and each and every time she goes into the coop, gets up on the perch (a couple feet off the floor) and "lays" her eggs from there. I have enough wood shavings below so they don't crack, but still, isn't this odd? And, just about every one of her eggs (about 7 so far) have been "laid" while I'm down there -- as if she's waiting for me to arrive. Usually about 1 PM. Twice I've put my hand under her to catch the egg when it falls -- and she doesn't mind at all. "What a good girl!" She's very vocal too -- but not during or after laying -- just leading up to it. I have two nesting boxes, one inside the coop at floor level, the other outside -- both have a wooden egg in view, off to the side, as a hint. But she hasn't ever been in the boxes and just prefers dropping them from the perch. Anybody else had this experience? Fortunately, none of the chickens have pecked at the egg on the floor of the coop -- they just seem to ignore it. There are two more hens about the same age who haven't started laying yet -- an Australorp and an Ameracauna. Any day now (hopefully)! It'll be interesting to see where they decide to lay their eggs.