So my back yard chicken adventure started yesterday afternoon. 24 hours later, I have my first egg! I had some down time at work so I took a ride to my house to show my partner my hens and coop. That was around 11:30am. There wasn't an egg at this point. I finally get home around 8pm and I look in the coop and notice the pine shavings from the nesting box are on the coop floor. So right away I knew one of the hens where in there but I thought it was just to check it out. Well closer inspection revealed a nice little brown egg in the nesting box. I never expected an egg 24 hours after bringing the hens home. Does this happen often? I've heard people say that in about two weeks they will start laying again but one day?!