My Barred Rock One Patch just started laying. Day 1 was Wednesday at 1:30. Day 2 she skipped. Day 3 at 12:30 she laid again. Today was Day 4, and it looked like she was fixing to lay again around 1:30 and doing all her behaviors--groaning, pacing, visiting her favorite nest. But my Wyandotte Stripèd got there first and ended up laying her first egg! Afterward, Stripèd let fly a loud egg song for about 10 minutes which distracted the whole rest of the flock. One Patch, who had no interest in the other available nest, stopped her pre-laying behavior after that and seems to have settled down. Does a chicken ever just skip because she doesn't get to use her favorite nest? I'm sure she'll lay again tomorrow. Most grateful for any thoughts.