I got up this morning and went to feed and water the chickens with my 16 month old son. We went into the coop and one of our leghorns were in the nest box. So we hung out in the coop for about 15 min or so. And the leghorn laid an egg right in front of us (with my 16 month old yelling and all! ) I was pretty amazed! I didnt think they'd do it with us there. I even saw that slimy coating on the egg that dries up in a few seconds. Also Do hens "clean" their eggs? She was rubbing all over it until the slimy stuff dried. Anywho thought I'd share. Curious to see if this is common for people to see.