It seems that I'm asking more questions than ever before these days. Here's my new issue/question. For the past 2 days I've noticed more noise from my hens. Usually it's the Alpha Hen making the noise and she sounds like a baboon or something in the jungle and we're just used to it, but now both Wyandottes are making the same noise. They're the 2 next in line as far as the pecking order, but 1 of the Wyandottes although higher up doesn't do much pecking or any other aggressive tenancies. They make this noise with their beaks fully open while their whole body shakes as if it takes all of their might to do it. I don't think anything is wrong with them, but what's up? Are they just making sure everyone is understood that they rule the roost? To explain more, we have some new things going on. 2 days ago hubs also removed some old fixtures in the coop and installed a new roosting bar and it's a little more difficult for them to move around as they're preparing for bedtime so that has disrupted things at night. Also we have 2 new chicks moving around in the yard during the day. At night the chicks come back to the house to sleep in the laundry room, but during the day there is some fighting between them and those lowest on the pecking order. So are the 2 Wyandottes just reestablishing their order at the top?