I got to be home all day today, and since we got a break in from the constant rain, I got to spend some time outside observing the girls. The gold comet started laying right after new years and the others are looking ready. Today, one of the RIR's was acting really funny. Leaving the other three and pacing back and forth across the yard. She kept going to the coop then coming out. I hear her squawking in the coop, then come running out- so I went to look and there was an egg! I thought it was her that laid it. I took the egg inside and she kept acting really weird, bawking a lot and coming in and out of the coop (they usually don't go in the coop at all during the day). I caught her several times just sitting in the nest box. I thought she was mad I had taken her egg, or had gone broody or something. I came out a while later and found a pullet egg in the nest box she had been sitting in. Then it donned on me that the first egg I found was probably from the gold comet (it was bigger and the same color as the others she has laid). Alice, the RIR, was back to acting normal after she finally laid her first egg. No more pacing around or annoying the neighbors with her ranting. Hopefully she won't always be that noisy or crazy before she lays. I'm hoping my other RIR and Delaware start laying soon as well. The "twins" with Coco, our Delaware Ginger- who has been laying for a couple of weeks Ginger again This is Alice, our distressed chicken who laid her first egg today. Very interesting to watch her behavior. I think she was pretty stressed out about being a first time mother.