One of my almost 20 week leghorns laid her first egg yesterday. This is the first time I have ever raised chickens so I have a couple questions. They have nesting boxes ready. I even put golf balls in them so they would know where to lay. For the last few days all 3 of the boxes have been messed up like one of the girls is getting them ready. Yet, I found the egg in the middle of their yard by the water bucket! Not even near the coop. Did she lay it in the yard by accident? Don't they normally try to find a safe private area to lay? Also the little egg had some blood streaked on the outside. Is this normal for a new layer? I hope she is ok. I didn't notice any blood on any of the girls. I'm still not positive which leghorn it was. Here is a pic of our first egg! Isn't it just cute as can be!?