Our EE, Ethel, has taken a long break from laying eggs & I was starting to wonder if she'd ever start again. I've been reading other posts about similar issues & just decided to be patient. After spending the day away from home we came back and my daughter was asked to gather eggs & let the girls in the yard. Lo and behold.....there was a green egg in there AND it was finally in a nest box!!! Way to go Ethel. My 11 year old daughter was excited and I was almost hysterical when I saw what she had written on the calendar-- "Ethel's First Lay"!!! My stomach still hurts!!