Our girls are getting close to begin laying. So we decided it was time to put in the nesting boxes. So after hanging the boxes we decided to stick around and see if the girls like the new addition to the coup. Well Mable took to them right away. With no time to spare she hopped in and started making a nest in the bedding. Then she started making noises that I've never heard out of her before. I told my husband I think we should have eggs soon. Right then I looked under Mable and saw an egg peaking out. "She's laying an egg right now!". And out popped her first egg. From the time we hung the boxes to the time she finished laying her first egg, ten minutes had gone by. "Good timing" my husband said. Well I should say so. But I started wondering was she holding it in or was it really good timing? I keep telling my husband I don't think they can do that. So what happened?