Well, Lucille must speak English.
I told her yesterday, “You know, I’m a little worried with you only laying an egg every 5-6 days or so. Please don’t make me poke and prod you. You have ’til tomorrow to lay an egg, or else I will.”
This morning was a large blue egg in the nest box.
The Architect offered that it must be the hot weather, which is possible. She’s eating, drinking, and acting fine, and is not unkempt, so it’s unlikely that she’s truly egg bound.
However, Gertrude is laying almost every day. Who knows?
I know I was certainly NOT looking forward to becoming intimately familiar with a certain part of chicken anatomy…