My Buff Orp has been singing the egg song and squatting for about a week now. This morning, she was making little cooing noises that I haven't heard her make and kept walking in and out of the coop (which she never goes in until dusk). I went ahead and shut the door to give her as much privacy as she needs plus I want her to lay in there and not somewhere in my back yard. Now one of my slightly younger chicks is going around doing the egg song thing, as if SHE has laid an egg. Too funny! How long do you think it takes a chicken to lay an egg? Fifteen minutes? Five minutes? An hour? I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!