Does any else have any "lazy" chickens? Growing up, eggs were always laid earlier in the day. My girls however, they would attack the rooster if he crowed too much too early because they want to sleep in. They also don't lay their eggs until much later in the day than I seem to remember. Oo; Rather than collecting eggs before I go to work, I collect them when I get home because they don't lay until late morning or early afternoon. Just today I had to wait while one last girl was in there taking her time, until after 12:30! Everyone left the coop at around 8 to eat breakfast and forage, and then around 10 they piled back in and started singing. Is this normal? Also, is it normal for a hen to rule over a rooster? I've never seen that. He attacked me for the first time, very mildly mine you. I wasn't hurt at all, just surprised. Before I could react though, Speck, my oldest hen, attacked him! She jumped on him and was pecking him in the head and scratching his back up! She tore out quite a few feathers before she was done. It happened very fast, and she didn't stay at it. But I was still shocked. Now she watches him like a hawk whenever I'm around, and if he even looks at me funny she'll stretch her neck out and ruffle all her feathers at him. He backs down really fast and doesn't bother me. The other hens don't pay any attention,and when I'm "not around" i.e. spying on them from where they can't see, everyone acts pretty normal.