I was just now measuring for wire on the run that I'm building, and for the first time ever I heard all this commotion of a hen's cackling. I thought to myself that it had to be the silkie that just laid another egg because the other ten (three-month-old Orpington chicks) were running toward the noise to check it out. Sure enough, I looked in the back of the coop on the floor and there was another egg. We've gotten more than a dozen lately. I started telling her what a good girl she was, and she walked over to me, talking to me, to have her head rubbed. If I could only have one hen that would/could lay an egg per day, it'd be a silkie.