We just moved into our new house, and it came with two lovely egg-laying ladies! Unfortunately their coop was in quite the state (to put it mildly...) so after a 4 hour clean-up and repair we now have two very happy chickens. We've only been here a few days and so far Henny has given us an egg every day, Penny only laid for the first time yesterday after the coop was cleaned. (When I say first time, their run is very overgrown as well, so it was the first time she'd lain in her nest box). Penny's egg has little off-white flecks on it. Is this normal? Or does it indicate something could be wrong? They are both quite healthy looking, and now very happy to have poop-free nest boxes. As a side question - I did notice one of them poop (I think it was penny) in one of the boxes they don't use. There at 10 boxes and 2 chickens, and they both have their favourite box. Should I close up the others until we get more chickens? Is there another way to keep her from pooping in there? (It may have been because we also removed their roosting area because of too much of a build up - we're replacing it with a new one today). I'm not sure what breed Henny or Penny are, I'll get pictures to post when it stops raining. Thanks!