Hello fellow BackYardChickeners!! I am new to the group and this is my very FIRST post. YAY! So my husband and I bought some baby pullets (6 Barred Plymouth Rocks) back on March 22. We we're told they were a week old and all has been great since then. We love our hens and so do our kids! Our chickens are free range and love to run around the yard with our youngins. Well about two days ago we found an egg up on the porch (she had just laid it) in a basket we have up there that we use to put toys in. The box was empty as my kids had their toys all over the yard [typical]. Well at that point we knew we needed to build nesting boxes which we did BUT the question is what do we line them with? I keep getting mixed answers from everyone. HELP!?!?! So back to our egg (which we were EXTREMELY excited about!!!).... None of the hens have laid one since then. Is this normal? We immediately picked the egg up and took it in the house...Is that a good idea or does it not matter? OH and should we start feeding our girls oyster shell now that one has started to lay? Thanks so much ya'll!