O.k So I will start out by saying Under county codes, I can't have a chicken unless I have an 1 acre. But i own 2 lots just under just a little under an acre so I thought I'm going to try this and take my chances. I have had 3 girl pullets almost a month,,,,,,, and 2 laying hens almost a year old I've had 2 weeks now . The Barren Rock has layed an egg every day. The australorp has not. They have their own yard that is 6 foot privacy fence on the side. Today the year old australorp that I bought just started clucking at the top of her lungs for almost 30 minutes straight. She has yet to lay an egg for me. So she's going on and on and my Barren Rock started in with her too. To say the least now the whole neighborhood has to know I have them, and 2 were outside working in their yards. I went and made small talk with them though and they didn't say a word about them. (thank god) To my question. Do you think the all of a sudden clucking loudly sound means she is in need of laying an egg and thats why the other one started in too? I am just wondering because They have never been this loud. And thank god Mr. groucho behind me isn't home or I Might be in big trouble. any advice on whats going on , thanks.