My (EE) chickens are restless this morning. I let them out early with the hope that they'd settle down- but then had to bring them in so I could put my son on the bus and go for my run. Just before we left the house, one of my hens started squawking like mad & I cant find the reason. Of course, she got everyone else going and now they're all pacing and squawking! : I've checked the coop for a stowaway (none) and every square inch of the run is visible (nothing in there, either). I even sent my lab out on a "chippie hunt" (nada). The only predator I can imagine that they'd be freaking out over, right this second, is a hawk (the run is covered in hardware cloth, so they can see the sky & trees), but I would think they'd go inside & get quiet if that were the problem, wouldnt they? They'll be 18wks old on Saturday. Could she be getting ready to lay her first egg? Could THAT be what she's squawking about? What the others? Could her behavior be getting them all riled up, too, if there's no immediate threat? I dont want to leave the house (to run) if there's an _actual_ problem, kwim?