This is BA (short for Bad A** - she's my son's chicken). For the past week to week and a half this darn little EE has been wandering off. We have spend hours searching high and low for this girl only to have her just almost instantaneously show up out of nowhere each time. Well, yesterday I was over dumping some stuff onto the compost pile, which is about 15' from the coop and noticed some movement in the brush at the back of the pile. There, just barely visible through a gap in a tangle of weeds was BA, quiet as can be. I just had to giggle in delight. None of my 4 24 week old girls had started laying yet, and this was all too obvious what she was doing once I saw her. I let her be so I could go grab the camera. Unfortunately the batteries were dead. My camera takes 4 batteries and I only had 2 new ones. I went outside to finish chores and rack my brain to figure out where I might be able to steal batteries from. While I was out there BA came out of her hideout, so I casually zipped over to take a peek. Hee-hee! Six eggs! I must have looked ridiculous trying to not jump around in delight. I did manage to get back to my chores. BA went back in her nest so I figured I'd just wait until later to collect the eggs. It wasn't even 15 minutes and BA was out again, so I just had to go take another peek. There were 7 eggs now! The last one was still warm! At that point I had to call my son, who was at a friend's house and tell him. He reminded me his camera takes only 2 batteries so I grabbed it and took these. Here's the warm one. Isn't it pretty?! My son gets that one!