Can you tell I am excited! I got my FIRST egg this evening!!! I wasn't expecting it for another 6-8 weeks even!!! I was figuring Oct. would be when our girl would be mature enough but she fooled me! I've had a plastic box in her coop for a few weeks for her to hang out in or whatever, with a piece of cardboard slanted over it so she could have some privacy if she wanted but I've never seen her in it. However, this afternoon she had knocked over her water and made a mess so I had to clean up the flooring and everything ... there was no egg then. I cleaned and reset everything, gave her a few mealies and she was a happy camper again. Checked in on her after dinner and noticed the cardboard over her box was flipped over the top of the box and the box has slightly moved away from the coop wall. When I picked the cardboard up to fix it and the box ...SURPRISE! ... THERE WAS THE EGG!!! Of course I just had to call the family over to check it out and got the camera for pictures. I also had to call my mother and my mother-in-law who have been putting up my craziness with my newest addition ... reluctantly at times ... but none the less. Thank you for listening to me go one. I'm sure you've all read these stories over and over from others. But I just HAD to share with people I know will understand my excitement. On a side note, if anyone has Mille Flur De'Uccles ... are they more of a daily layer or like every other day??? Also, now that we'll be getting fresh eggs ... I've read that you should collect them and let them sit a while before using them? How long do you usually let them sit before eatting them?