This is my first chicken and she just started laying eggs about two weeks ago. I left her first egg in the nest for the past two weeks hoping that would make her keep coming back to the same spot to lay. I didn't want it to start smelling so I took it out yesterday. She was laying about 6:30 a.m. but today it's after 8:15a.m. and she still hasn't laid an egg yet. She keeps going to the spot where she lays but no egg yet. Is that normal for their timing to be off like that or could it be because I took the other egg out? Maybe she's about to start laying the bigger eggs? Should I put another egg back in her nest? Here's a pic of her. Thanks. She laid it about 8:30. Thanks for the info. If she lays it after I go to work and it gets below freezing that day, would the egg still be good?