It was very neat to see our egg being laid today. I expected it to be a noisy event but it really wasn't, almost no noise at all. (like the 1st and 2nd eggs - never heard a thing) I didn't realize what all the hen goes through during laying. Looks similar to a woman in labor ... hopefully not as uncomfortable! LOL I also didn't know that hens "puff-up" when they lay. I watched ours literally puff out her feathers until she was TWICE her normal size, filled most of the laying box. Then you could see her dip her back end down towards the bottom of the box and a few minutes later she was normal size again. I assume that was the point when she actually laid the egg. Really cool to see.