Sorry this is long... Ok, this is my first experience with chickens. We have 2 4wk old chicks inside, we later decided it would be cool to adopt a couple adult hens so that we wouldn't have to wait so long for eggs. So we adopted two: a 7 mo old Buff Orpington and a 1 yr old Speckled Sussex. We brought them home Sunday night. They spent the night in the garage as the coop was not finished. Monday am I put them back in the pet taxi and carried them to the backyard. Opened the door to the pet taxi and let them check out the yard as they wished. My son kept checkin on them every hour or so (so cute). Around noon or so he came in all upset because he couldn't find "Speckle" (the sussex). I went out and she was back in the pet taxi. We left her be thinking maybe she was scared or something. A few hours later while we were out doing stuff we find an egg in the pet taxi, much to my shock, I was expecting it to be a few days before we got anything after getting them all settled. Then we got their coop finished and got them in there for the night (Monday night). We haven't had any more eggs other than the one... is this normal? Should I be trying to search for an egg layed somewhere else? I just find it odd that the sussex laid one and is now stressed and stopped.... Any ideas? On a happier side note last night when I went to catch the chickens and put them in the coop for the night I was pleasantly surprised that they were already inside and all I had to do was look it up! I guess they've decided it is a good home!