Hoorray! Sophia, our 21 week old Gold-laced Wyandotte, laid her first egg this morning and boy did she make some noise while she was doing it! Before light this morning she started squalking at the top of her lungs -- I think she wanted everyone out of the house and all morning long she kept going back in and sitting in a nesting box, then getting out again. Finally, around 11, I heard her making lots of noise again and went out to see if she was ok and there she was, just complaining away while she sat in the box. In a few minutes, she got up, jumped down and went out into the yard, leaving this tiny little gem behind. I was really surprised it was her since she's been showing no signs at all. Our two Buff Orpingtons, Dorothy and Betty, have been doing the "squat" and regularly going into the boxes for almost a week now, so I really thought they'd be next. Blanche, our Ameracauna, started just over two weeks ago -- the other eggs in the photo are her blue-green ones.