I've got a RIR that has been bawking all morning, I'm in the city, so I've been trying to keep her quiet...but to no avail. I figure she's got an egg to lay, since nothing else has worked. I let her forage the yard for awhile, she came back bawking again...getting the others all riled up. I put her in the garage alone with a nestbox. Hope this shuts her up, lol. I know chickens can be noisy, especially when an egg is laid, but are they generally noisier when they're getting ready to lay? She's being VERY noisy!