I brought my girls inside last night at 7 pm. At 10 pm I started getting everyone ready for bed. I went to cover the girls' "condo" and there was an egg on the floor. Darby my polish was the one who layed it. She has been showing the "signs" of laying for about 4 days now. I was all happy then I looked at the egg better and saw it was just a yolk with a stiff membrane. Then I saw an opened white shell sitting in a pool of goo. I'm sure the chickens messed with the egg but this still looks weird. I'll be carefully looking for eggs now. I hope her next one is more normal. I'm glad I did not miss it. I was worried she'd lay after I went on my trip.
Our luxury indoor chicken coop is finished. It was finished a while ago but with the computer crash I was not able to post pictures. At least it is done now, with a lot of help from my father and my neighbor with the sawing and building. Also from my husband who watched the kids for me.
It's a 4 by 2 1/2 foot pen with 8 inch sides and half inch galvanized mesh "cloth". I use Swheat Scoop cat litter for the floor and just scoop out the dried poop about once a week. I cover it at night with a sheet but I will soon get a nicer cover. I will also soon be getting and custom designing their nest boxes. I'm thinking of making a country cottage house with a white picket fence and green roof. Don't say it I know I'm going bonkers but hey this thing is in my kitchen and I want it to look nice. Enjoy the pictures.