hello! new here from north carolina. i have 3 barred rocks, around laying age. one started laying last month, one a week or so ago and one close. i was doing the morning chicken thing today and noticed the middle chicken(recent layer) acting very strange. almost angry. she started squawking very angrily and walking around the yard. she would jump into the coop, scratch around her nest, jump out, squawk around, jump in, repeat for about 10 minutes. finally she got into her nest and laid very low with her tail in the air and calmed down. is this behavior telling of an egg about to come? btw: we found out she was laying because i was adding hay the other day and noticed 6 eggs in the corner of the coop. not in the nest boxes built into the side with fake eggs in them. the big chicken lays in one of them. we took all 6 eggs away and she hasnt layed since. we found out the big chicken was laying the exact same way, but we just had not checked the nest boxes. thanks for the help.