I'm new to this site and chickens too but I got a chicken this summer because we had a rooster that came up a few years ago (wild I guess) and figured he was lonely. Anyway, I got a Cochan/Silky Mix. She's really cute by the way. I was told she was a juvenile and probably wouldn't lay eggs until spring but she laid an egg in the back of my truck today. Found it this morning. I was about to post a pic and heard a lot of commotion and she had just laid another one. I don't know when the 1st one was laid but probably recent. She left it right after she laid it. Never checked on it again today. Is that normal? It was about 30 degrees today so I went ahead and put it in the fridge and left the other one out there. It is so small it will probably be about 2 bites of egg. I'm not sure what I need to do from here. We built her a nice tractor coop but the rooster led her to a tree about 1 1/2 months ago and she eventually starting staying in there with him at night, follows him everywhere and decided she wanted to tree down with him instead of getting in her nice coop. I live in the country so it is safer for her. Why would she leave her eggs? Do chickens only take care of their eggs in the spring or is there a problem with some chickens not sitting on them? She just got the comb on her head about 2-3 weeks ago. I guess that's a sign she's getting of age to start laying. ??? I wish the rooster and her would stay in our yard instead of the neighbors tree. A tornado took out our trees last year so we don't have any for them to roost in. I just don't understand why she would leave her egg.