I came home this evening and sat down in the backyard with the girls before putting them up. As usual, our very friendly Orpington ran to me and hopped in my lap. Then her coop mate, a Speckled Sussex, trotted over to me and started to bear down very hard. I thought she was going to poop but she laid an egg at my feet! They have always laid in their nestbox. Why on earth would she do this?!