About 3 weeks ago I came home from work to find a chicken in the dog house. I have always wanted to have chickens, just never went out to start my own. So I don't know any neighbors that have chickens - it was a cold snowy night, so I put her in my shed. I went out to get all the materials I would need including a coop. I contacted someone who was selling chick's and got a few chick's so she could have company in a month or 2. I talked to the guy we bought the chick's from and he said my dog house chicken was a female about 16 weeks. So here's my question.... The past few days she has been staying in the coop laying in a nest for most of the day, she seems very mellow, but still comes out to eat and drink. We have never gotten eggs from her... is this mellow/nesting for a few days typical when they are about to lay their first egg ever?