Hello Fellow BYC members, Hubby and I are new chicken owners. We acquired 5 hens about 3 weeks ago. We were told that they would start laying eggs in about a month. We noticed that 2 of the hens have lost their "chickie chirp" and are "clucking". How long when they start clucking do they start laying eggs. We are growing impatient. We visit and check them everyday. To no avail. We have heard of people putting golf balls in nesting area to promote laying, does that work? We have a few balls in there. Thanks for your advice/input.