Got my first egg from my speckled sussex today! I heard the egg song from her and she was walking away from the coop. She stopped and did something really strange. As she was standing there she reached down and plucked up a piece of straw and flung it onto her back. Next she picked up a feather and flung it over as well, and a leaf after that. I had seen my dominiques doing that with the straw in their nest, but had never seen them doing it outside the coop. I went in to find the egg, but none were in the nest boxes. I found it in a little depression she made in the straw under the roosts. Finally!! Thanks for all of your encouragement as I waited.