I just started raising chickens this year after reading about them for quite some time. We are in N. San Diego county, California..Fallbrook to be more precise. We have 3 girls, a Rhode Is. red, cuckoo maran and an Amercauna, all born on Apr 11 this year. The red and maran have started laying but the amercauna no yet. Yesterday she started an awful racket..but no egg. Is this normal? Thanks also, anyone else in my area?