Hi. My name is Terry and I'm another chicken lover and have 6 hens. They have all started to lay this last couple of weeks. I had something happen that totally blew me away. I was adding a front day room to their coop and putting the wire on. My birds love to hang around you to see what they are missing and I noticed that 5 of the chickens were on the other side of where I was adding the fence all looking and watching. Then I felt something go between my legs and rubbed on my leg. I looked down and it was one of my Araucannas and she was looking up at me like she wanted something. So I though maybe she was trying to find the others so I picked her up and took her to the others. I let her down and she followed me back to the front of the coop where I was working. So I figured she wanted to hang around and started hanging the wire again and again she went through my legs rubbing me and then would stand there looking at me. The thrid time she did it I noticed the coop door had closed. Oh crap.....bad me. I thought she wanted water. Nope! She wanted to lay her egg in the nest. I opened the door and she hauled into her nest and less then a minute was out and singing about it. Just amazing that that chicken knew how and persisted until she got what she wanted. They do things all the time that shows they think. This is my second time owning chickens. This time I have spent more time with them then the last in which I had a small ranch with horses, cows and pigs as well as chickens. I never paid that much attention to them before to see just how intelligent they are. I live in Bisbee Arizona in the high desert in the far corner of Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico. Im retired at 60 and look forward to spending time with my critters.