Hello, There is a ton of good info on this site and I'm sure the answers to my questions are on here somewhere...so I apologize for any redundancy. I have ten chickens 6 Barred Rock hen and two Silver Duckwing OEGBs hens, and two roosters, one G/B Sebright & one Golden Wyandotte. All are approximately 17 weeks old. I free range them from sun up till sun down. The hens combs and wattles are turning red so I know they will begin to lay soon. So my questions are: What time of day do hens lay or does it vary? How do I make sure they lay in their coup or run and not on the 20 acres? What does squatting mean or look like? LOL..I feel silly asking that but I've read it so many times as a sign a hen is laying..how will I know if I've never seen it? And I've heard atleast one of my hens making a new clucking sound... Also, when does a flock start to establish a pecking order? One of my OEGBs is a loner, she roost at night by her self most of the time occasionally she will join the flock on the same roost. She is the friendliest and is always eager to see me! So sweet! But is it okay that she roost alone? Thank you to all responders for all your help! Love BYC! Don't know what I would do without you!