why is it that all the hens want to try to lay at the same time ????? so far I have gotten a large brown egg from Zelda ( americana ) a brown egg from one of the silver laced ( her first !!! ) Miss Christmas is trying to lay , Miss Peaches wants to lay , Cleo is acting like she wants to lay her first , and poor little Bonnie my banty is trying to lay ( normally she goes under the coop, but now is going all over the yard to find the perfect spot ). My chicken yard is so full of crazy sounds now - from hens wanting to lay,to hens laying,hens YELLING after they lay - and poor Clyde all he can do is walk around and make really loud noises of his own while trying to tend to all his girls !!! How in the world am I going to manage it when all 16 hens are finally laying LOL and of course NONE will use a nesting box they all have a fav place to lay in the corner of the coop ( to bad they all like the SAME place ) I have actually seen a hen laying down while another one has backed right up into her I think I need to hire some help just to collect eggs LOL Julie oh well I hear more cackling from the house better go check on them now !!