My Greta is being really weird. Shes all spread out (her wings are out a little) as if she's really full or something? She's going off on her own and making loud noises. We put her in the nesting box to show her where to do the deed. She stayed in there for a while till I peeped in there and ruined it. So she's out now and walking around the yard with the other girls. I'm so excited I can barely stand it! How long will it take? Will she know to go back in there? Do I have to be really quiet outside/will the nose keep her from laying? (My husband is in the potting shed next door to the coop doing loud work on the sink) What signs are there that I can know when to watch out for her? (I don't want to find it in the yard later or worst the dogs find it later) Will she do it in the middle of the night? Should I keep coming out to look? Is there anything I can/should do for her? Ok so it's a lot of questions but I ca We have four girls and she's the only one who seems ready. It's our first egg. She has a red comb. She's a Golden Buff and is five months old on the 5th of this month. She's more submissive and actually lets me pet her now (only for a second). She does this squatting thing when I pet her and as I mentioned her wings are sort of spread a little bit. Also she has more of a wattle like a pregnant women. She's just walking around looking for bugs now so did I ruin it by peeping in and disturbing her? Oh the excitement, the suspense, the waiting is agony!!!!