Yesterday, I kept checking for eggs. The way my nest box is made, I can reach through the nest box door to the interior of the coop. Every hour of so, I would go and lift the lid on the nest box, but no eggs to be seen in it or in the bedding in the coop. I was getting disappointed in not finding any eggs. One of the Barred Rocks was in the coop watching me check for eggs. I told her, " I thought you were suppose to lay an egg every day?" All of a sudden, she comes near me, very matter of factly, scratched at the bedding, revealing an egg that was deep under the straw. She very lightly tapped the egg with her beak, looked up at me as if to say... "Is this what you are looking for?" I don't think I am crazy, but, it sure seemed to me like she understood what I was looking for.