I just witnessed a huge gold pitbull with feathers this a.m. First thing, I go into the coop and Nugget, my Buff Orpington beauty from Jody is on the nest. When I look at her, she growls and puffs up. That isn't unusual for Nugget-she's quite the nest-guarder. I do some cleaning stuff in the other room, then as I turn around, I see Nugget fly off her nest and literally knock another hen off the bar where she'd standing, checking out Nugget's accomodations for herself. Nugget stands for a moment, all blown up like a pufferfish, daring anyone to come back up there. Then, she goes right back, gets into her nest on her egg, facing backward and takes ages to get situated the way she wants. Um, Jody, I always joked about Nugget being a mean woman while on the nest, practicing for motherhood, but maybe that's not such a joke. What do you think? She's about 37 weeks old and has been laying just about a month, I think. *****Thank you, Angie! Quick Draw MissP, LOL!