i had the day off and was doing a little work in the chicken area. my white orpington, jessica, spent the entire morning yelling at me. you know, "bok, bok, bok, bok, bok, etc". i was in the house later and heard more commotion. the two black australorps, fluffy lover and black-a-roni, were standing in a corner by themselves looking a little ascared. the noise sounded like someone was dissassembling the coop. i peeked around the corner and big j was in the nesting box. she came out after about 10 or 15 minutes. no egg, just a huge mess in the nesting box and on the ladder. long story short, came back to the coop in the afternoon and jessica had snuck in and laid her first egg. i was gonna take a picture of it, but we ate it right away. tried to congratulate the young lady, she thought i was trying to eat her. anyways, got one laying eggs and two more waiting in the wings, haha, no pun intended.