I posted a thread yesterday, my 20 week old black sex link, Copper, laid the second egg of her life yesterday. There was lots of construction sound and commotion, and she sang the egg song three times and no egg. In the end, she required that I stand right in front of the next box and keep the other pullets at bay in order for her to actually lay her egg. Well, this morning, lots of squawking and egg songs and no eggs. Wouldn't you believe Copper followed me on my heels right to her next box, jumped in and 5 minutes later... *poof* an egg! There is no construction noise today but there is lawn mower roaring. I still had to keep the other pullets at bay for her to feel comfortable. Copper is the lowest in the pecking order, so I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it. They are a pretty balanced flock, temperament wise (3 barred rocks and 3 black sex links - all 20 weeks), so not a drastic difference between the top and bottom of the pecking order. Anyway, I know this is all new to her, but hopefully she'll go back to doing it without my protective assistance, like her first egg. I may have spoiled them just a bit too much!