My pullets (now 21wks) have always been pretty quiet, and I've been waiting for them to get noisy around laying time. My one pullet who has been laying is just as quiet as you please. But this morning - ha! We could hear from inside the house what sounded like a mad goose stuck in the coop. Sure enough, one of the other chickens had layed their first egg. We don't know who it was yet, but it sure was funny!