Hi all, I know technically the egg laying cycle is a little over 24 hours. Just seems my girl Casino's egg laying is weird lately. She started a new clutch - I guess- last Friday morning. She laid one egg. It seems she had a little trouble getting it out cause the day before she was waddling and kept laying down like it was bothering her. But it came out and it did seem a little bigger than her usual ones. Not huge though. Here is the new egg compared to one about 2 batches ago. Anyways, I expected her to lay a few more - maybe every other day like she has been doing. But nothing since then. She keeps acting like she is going to - going into her usual box and jumping into our van and looking around. But no new eggs. She is acting completely normal - high energy, eating alot, etc. She has a new boytoy - Scrando - who is very attentive to her but he is very young - just about 5 or so months old (she is about 2 years old I think). She just started accepting him as a rooster and not a nuisance adolescent to be chased away. He just started crowing a few weeks ago and just this week started showing her food in earnest. Very cute. He's been trying to hang around her for about a month now. We joke that he has been in love with her the whole time and now the perseverance has finally paid off! ' I have a feeling she doesn't like her nest box that she has used for the last few clutches. Probably thinks it must be no good since the eggs keep mysteriously disappearing. Yesterday morning she started searching for a new place - kept going into different trees and bushes. Finally she went into this bush for a long time. Scrando kept watch outside of the bush and they chit chatted the whole time she was in there digging around. She came out finally after at least 30 minutes in there acting all satisfied and throwing leaves and grass on her back like she usually does when she's laid an egg. I tried to look in there but couldn't find anything though. So I'm not even sure if she did it or not. Seems like her comb had been really bright red before she went in there and seemed to dull down after she came out. But I swear later on in the day it seemed bright red again. Here is Scrando keeping watch outside the bush Casino is in. And here they are together. As long as she is acting normal I probably don't need to worry right? She is a wild chicken after all.