Our hens recently started laying, we got them as day old chicks back in August. Before they started laying we would let them out and they would run to their food and water. Now they are all but stalking me and making a bunch of noise, not exactly crowing but almost sounding like geese. They don't even want to move out of the way. We have 14 hens and one rooster. I know some are RIR, the rest I don't know about. We picked out ones good for cold weather since we are in Idaho.
Also they seem to be laying their eggs outside of the coop for the most part rather than in the nesting boxes even though the coop is clean and has good bedding in the boxes. Yesterday some of the eggs were under the stairs which I cannot reach LOL
Any help would be greatly appreciated.