These strange little silkies. Sometimes I think they are so smart, other times dumber than a box of rocks. But anyhow....I think both are laying now. I've never actually seen Ellie Mae in a nestbox (Jethro I have), but I'm getting too many eggs that I'm fairly certain are silkie eggs, so either Jethro is the world's best laying silkie or Ellie Mae is laying too. My question concerns Ellie Mae. She's hanging around the nestboxes alot; even when she doesn't need to lay an egg. She walks up and down the nestbox aisle for what seems like an hour, sometimes even trying to gain entry to the broody's locked crate. What's up with that?