Yes, a hen named Jeffrey. Long and funny story but that's for another time. Jeffrey has been acting a little differently this past week and has taken on herself to go into the far back corner of our hen house and make herself a perfectly circular nest. Now unfortunately this is on the complete opposite side of the nest box I have with 3 golf balls right now to "entice" my flock of 5 hens to lay in the nest box. My nest box is conveniently built to be accessible outside the coop so you can see why I'd much rather they lay there but one thing at a time. Our flock is all the same age, 19 weeks old, and Jeffrey is by far the most developed of my flock. I'm taking that the nesting behavior is symptomatic of a "soon to lay" hen. At least I hope so. I'd love to get your ideas on this. None of my flock are laying right now. I have 1 Easter Egger, 2 SL Wyandottes, and 2 Australorps. So, here's some pics of Jeffrey... my hopefully soon to be laying hen. I'm sorry if the large pics appear incorrectly in your browser. I didn't take the time to re-size them. Thanks for your comments and ideas about the nesting behavior and anything else in general. I <3 BYC! Front close-up shot. A pic of Jeffrey with my own #1 Hen. Another close-up of Jeffrey.