Our flock was down to 3 by this winter, so we bought 35 new "pullets" in March and April. 2 of them turned out to be roosters, but that's fine. The RIR's are just now starting to lay. Yesterday I was watching them from the back porch when 4 of them went into the nesting boxes at the same time, which is unusual. They have been roaming in and out individually during the day. Anyway the EE alpha rooster followed them in and stood in front of the boxes and just watched. After a while, one of the girls started her egg song. Then a 2nd joined in. It has been a long time since we've had 2 girls singing at the same time so I was very happy! All of a sudden I heard a terrible noise coming from the boxes and realized the rooster was singing too. I swear his "BAKKUK" at the end rattled the windows in the house! Apparently his "singing" agitated the 2 Guineas in the run and they started screaming. Then the Guinea on the other side of the house started screaming. I'm glad we live on 40 acres or somebody might have called the police about a riot. My wife came running out of the house because she thought something awful had happened. She happily collected 4 big brown eggs and 1 green EE egg last evening. 3 Monday, 4 Tuesday, and 5 yesterday. He can keep singing if that helps ladies! We hope to have 3 dozen a day by the end of Sept.