Today, I had a few guys come to the house to replace and repair a few of my gutters. Just having strangers in the yard is enough to get the hens upset. But ladders, large pieces of metal and power tools, well, all the hens were up and screaming.
I went out several times to try and calm them down and Coco was no where to be found. I went into the run and found her hunkered down in her favorite nest. I knew she was hiding there knowing it's her safe place. She's still molting and there's no way she's ready to lay an egg.
She stayed there till the guys left. And I checked the nest later just to be sure and as I thought. No egg.
I feel bad that I frightened her so badly. But every once in a while something needs to be repaired and that may make some noise. Sorry ladies. But nice to know they will do what they need to do to feel safe and sound.