I have a hay bale in my backyard, for the coop, but the hens just hang out there, digging burrows, etc. It's like a playground for them & now I have to rake the hay back together every so often. They look like they might lay their first eggs there, I'm not too upset about that. My question is: today, Trixie, my SLW (ain't she purty?)? let me pet her & she just sat down. I have seen more experienced BYCers mention, "squatting"or something like that - is that it? and does it mean she will lay an egg today??? LOL I gave her a good talking-to while I had her attention, & I felt deep down that she was hearing me.