My only Speckled Sussex named Sadie Thompson was hatched in January. She's always been a runaround sort of gal, very curious and constantly running back and forth to check out anything new. I thought that she would never lay an egg and so far I am right. I did notice, however, that recently she let me pick her up more than once and hold her. She didn't seem to mind at all! Today, for the first time ever she is in a nesting box! I am with the chickens many hours per day and this is the first time I've seen her sit down at all! She didn't stay in this nest box, but moved to another one. She is now out free ranging with the flock so I checked both boxes. No egg, but I'm very excited that she is practicing!! It's about time! I'll be watching her all the more closely now.