My chickens have finally been laying for about 2 weeks now! They lay at all different times of the day and there are only 5/6 of then laying. I am sure they will catch up and get a good routine going. I have one of my RIR's though that lays in the neating box on top of the egg for hours at a time after laying it. Is this a normal reaction or is she wanting to be a mom? I am not sure what to do about this situation because they are 26 weeks old.