For all the many collective years I have kept chickens, both in childhood and adulthood, I have never actually SEEN the egg being laid. I have gotten them warm still with wet spots immediately after the fact, but I usually don't bother then when they are in the nesting boxes. Today, I was outside goofing off and the flock was naturally following me around looking for treats since bugs are scarce these days. So, I threw some scratch out for them to pick at and then went to go check the boxes for more eggs. One girl was in the box bum side out, so I squatted down to watch. About 2 seconds later, out plopped a wet drippy egg "straight off the chicken's butt" lol. I wish I would've taken my phone out to video it So, even after having lots of chickens at lots of different times in my life, I am still seeing and learning new things all the time. They never cease to entertain. As Jase on Duck Dynasty says, "chickens make me happy!"