When I went to open the coop up this morning I noticed the two chanteclers who are usually the first to rush out, were still inside. I went into the coop and found them pecking a what I thought was poop but upon closer inspection it looked like an egg yolk. There was no sign of either shells or whites, ( I dug through the shavings lookinh for shell or membrane), maybe they already ate it? The 'yolk' was directly below their roost. I've only had the girls for about a month but untill now they have always laid in a nest box. I also have a couple of girls in there who I estimate are getting close to laying. Actually I guessed them to be about 12 weeks old but they could be older. The roost is in the opposite corner from the nests and I can't imagine how they would get the egg there without leaving a trace of some sort. Has anyone heard of a hen laying while roosting/sleeping? Do young hens start out laying in random places? Any other suggestions? Thanks as always for any ideas or feedback.