My first girl started laying Saturday, took Sunday off, and then gave an egg a day every day since. This morning I went out to try to catch the act (and verify my suspicion of who was laying). Well after all kinds of noise walking around in circles in the nest, leaving the nest and annoying everyone else with noise and pecking, back in the nest and arranging straw forever, she just sat and then stood up a bit and I heard a "plop" and saw the egg between her legs. No noise at all from her! No noise afterward, just 2-3 minutes of quietly arranging straw and then out she went without a peep and back to everyone else but quiet and polite this time. Strange....I thought they made a fuss when they laid and got excited afterward? She was noisy before she laid, but it was like "bwwwooooorrrrrrrrrk, work, work, work." (at least that's what it sounded like to me - lol). She's a 27 week old RSL. Do some chickens lay quietly?