well first of all, i have my first egg,wooo-hoooo. being so busy with buying a new house, and moving this week i havent been able to do any pics. but belive me, i have them. anyway my BA has just started laying this week. we are so proud, a nice little brown egg everyday for 5 days now. what im wondering about is, she seemes to be staying close to, if not in, the coop at free range time. and today i had to leave early,no egg by 10 when i checked and when i came back at 4 she was in the nest box. well about 10 minutes later i went and she was out but still staying very close. i aslo got another surprise, 2 eggs,so someone else is laying. my quess is our mystery chicken,the egg was different in shape and color. so now that they are laying, are they going to be a little protective of the eggs,or was she just guarding the territory since someone else had also layed in the same box? please tell me im not going to have to worry about a broody hen already!!!! ive barely figured out what im doing as it is!!!!!