We have 4 nestboxes in our coop. Two don't get used, one is for sleeping, and one is Big Momma's delivery room. She only lays in that box. Well yesterday, I found an egg in the night box. I was kind of suspicious of that. Then sure enough later on, there was an egg in the delivery room box. I tried not to get my hopes up, but I suspected I had another hen laying. Then today I spied Thing One in Big Momma's box. I walked away, then went back a bit later to check on things. She was still there, with another hen attending her. Yes!! I have two hens laying!! It's so exciting!! Due to the circumstances of how we acquired our chickens, we aren't sure of our their ages. Momma was laying from the beginning, but we had about given up hope of the others laying before spring, (or ever!) Why do the other hens attend a laying hen? We've noticed at least one hen sits near the layer. kinda neat!!