So far they have laid THREE eggs. ??? One shelless, and still under her where she had perched for the night. The other was by a food dish, cracked, and another, this morning, had rolled off the perch area and onto the bedding, cracked. I ate them anyway! I put a white "ball" in the laying box and one is in there now, meditating.
They were digging within a minute of being let into their enclosure. The fan, mister, and extra shade are working well.
One will have to have her ears pierced, or something. I can't tell them apart without close scrutiny. Mae and Ella.
i assume you are "talking" to me. lol! i am sure the heat has something to do with that jelly egg and they had their favorite nest box here, so now that it's gone, well, i guess it's egg hunt time. my kids just realized today that the hens were gone, they were "where is everyone?????" i had to tell them about the drake but we now have peace, so all is well here and there at your place.
keep in touch!