Bertha, my 24 week old Wellsummer has been acting strangely today. She has been "talking" all day long (more like shouting, really), so much that I went down to check on her twice. She's always been more vocal than the other hens but she's really upped the ante today. Normally she quiets down a bit when I show up but each time I went down today she was loudly singing what sounds like an egg song, but in a really angry way - if James Hetfield was a hen, it's what his "egg song" would sound like. I saw what looked like a perfectly formed nest in the straw under a tree. When I went over to see if there was an egg in there, she got even more agitated. I picked her up and brought her over there with me (the fact that she is more willing to let me pick her up is also making me suspicious), she seemed to get angrier and louder about me rooting around. No egg was found. What do y'all think - are wellie eggs in my near future?