I got permission from the farm owner where I have my horses to get some chickens and keep them out at the farm. She used to have an emu which died, so she said I could use that pen. Right now, there's an old calf house in there for shelter. I haven't had the time to make a regular coop, but will be doing so b4 winter. So, in January, I got 4 chicks-guaranteed EE hens, Rosie, Angel, Wanda, and Penny. Rosie turned out to be Ralph, so I figured I'd be able to raise some chicks. Another friend got 2 BR, which were in w/my chickens until she got an area set up for them. Both of hers turned out to be pullets. When the girls first started to lay, they were doing so in the house. Then, they decided that they'd rather lay outside. This other person was sure her one pullet was broody, so she decided that she was going to try and get some chicks. Well, it didn't work. Neither of her girls would stay on the "nest", but at times I'd see one of my girls setting. They'd never stay long, sometimes they'd lay and egg, sometimes not. About the time she finally got an area set up to move her girls, she decided they weren't broody, and that the eggs were no good. So, the eggs were taken out. And, to the best of my knowledge, none of my girls has laid an egg since-unless they have a hidden nest. (They're free ranging for now. I plan on putting a top on the pen, just haven't had time. Today, I was in w/my chickens giving them fresh water. There's an oak tree in there that they like to roost in. And, about 6 feet up, I saw an egg. It was definitely from one of my girls since it was green. But, it was hung up on a twig, so the shell was broke. There was nothing inside. So now I'm really curious. Did one of my girls lay an egg while roosting, and if not, how in the world did the egg get in the tree?