One of my 24 week old BO's laid her first egg either last night or early this morning, it was broken, very thin shelled and a mess to clean up. I just found her in a different nesting box laying on a golf ball. Is she going to lay again already or is she just practicing? She has been on the nest for over an hour. I took out the ball and she pecked my hand fairly hard. It's too soon to go broody isn't it? I know I shouldn't assume that's what she is doing, but it seems like all she is doing is just laying there. I only have one other hen laying, she started two weeks ago and I'm used to how she does it. She makes her nest in about half an hour, goes in and pops out the egg and goes about her day. So, what's up with the BO just sitting in there? Thanks for your help. Edited to add, I know first timers can lay a soft egg...she has oyster shell available and gets protein, layer pellets, free range time and all the good things she needs.