We got our chicks at the end of March and have been patiently (okay, okay, so really impatiently) waiting for our first egg. I read the forums and study, read books on chickens as we've never done this before. That's where i was reading that when a chicken begins to "squat" in front of you that you'll be getting eggs soon. So, today I'm in the backyard putting the little ones back on their half of the coop/run (we have a duplex) as they were in the outside run today and I put my hand on the big girls side to fix the waterbottle and low and behold, BAM, Catherine of Aragon squats and lets me pet her back (she is usually more skittish and runs from me unless I have a cucumber in hand). I petted her back, and noticed that she also flatttened her back and spread out her wings a bit. I was stunned. So, i let her go back to her normal routine and left her for a few minutes, then went back and put my hand in the run again and she did it again. So, now I'm REALLY eggcited. How much longer do I need to wait for my first egg. She's a silverlaced wyandotte and my other gal, Anne Bolyn, is an Aracauna (yes, a real one, no tail and tufts...got it at D&B Supply so I think i lucked out on that), but i know from what i've read that they lay later than the SLW's. I can't wait.