My speckled sussex are due to lay anytime now, and some are starting to act a bit like they are close. Tonight, about 5:30 when all but one other chicken was in the roost, one of the hens was outside the yard(not uncommon) but a bit far away, and was clucking away. I don't know what made her so noisy, but I was afraid she was thinking of laying an egg way out there. I went and looked and couldnt see anything, but I sure hope she doesnt have ideas about laying out away from everyone. What do yall think?