I'm so excited I posted this picture in the "first egg" thread as well. Yay! At 22 weeks, two days, we got our first egg. The weather has been very cold, but the sun came out today, and there in the nest box next to the golf balls was a little green egg. Stripey, our little EE who makes a ton of noise all the time is the likely layer. I would have thought our our RIR or one of the BOs would've been first. All is forgiven, Stripey! (Although I really hope she calls it with the constant racket). On another note, my RIR went into the nest box today and "bore down" (if you know what I mean) for a minute or two and then left the nest without laying an egg. Is this normal behavior before they finally start laying?