AND I GOT TO SEE IT HAPPEN!! My Brahma has been squatting and talking nonstop recently, and today she hopped in my lap and was talking up a storm! I knew she was in "egg labor" so I talked gently to her and aimed her to the coop. She stayed in the nest box a while, and finally came out to eat. She hadn't laid yet. Well I was watching her eat, and she went to poop and OUT POPPED A BIG BROWN EGG!! Then she went to peck it, and I shoo'd her off and picked it up! She was bewildered where it came from LOL, here are pictures! This is from my Dark Brahma! YAY! This is the pretty girl who is now a hen!