I've induced my girls to begin laying eggs again for me by adding light on a timer and bribing them with hot mash every morning, with the bonus of fish and steak mixed in. (Went from one to 4 eggs a day in just two days time!!) My little Sebright hadn't been laying for over a month, so far as I can tell. This morning I saw her out there, pacing in front of the nest boxes, making that bock-bock-bock- BWAK sound that usually means an egg is being laid. I had gone out to gather eggs earlier in the morning and found that one of the girls had transformed the pile of straw in the nest box to a perfect little round nest, just like a birds nest you'd see up in a tree. How cute is that?! I took a picture and may even get around to posting it. Anyway, I went out later, after the egg-laying noise, and found her all nestled up in the bird's nest. But, no egg! Do you think she's just practicing, or is she going broody? The plastic egg I put out there was in her little bird's nest.