My goodness what a racket this morning! We have new pullets, a couple have been laying a few weeks, and the rest should be ready to. We have one leghorn who lays white eggs, and the rest will all be laying brown ones. Been trying to figure out exactly who is laying, we've been averaging about three brown eggs a day. We have One Golden Laced Wyandotte, who has laid at least one. One Barred Rock, who has laid at least one. One Rhode Island Red - not sure One Australorpe - not sure I had thought they'd be different enough in color that I'd be able to learn whose is whose... but I'm not so sure now, all the brown eggs we''ve gotten are the exact same color. But that's not my question, really... My question is about the amount of noise they make then it's EGG TIME! I expected a bit of chortling, but they get everyone cackling! The ones in the barn, the ones outside, the rooster runs around fretting all worried about everyone, and today it went on for over an hour! I went out to check on them a couple times, and good grief the racket. Is this because they are new pullets, and these might be their first eggs? Or will it remain this big of a major drama every day? From an evolutionary standpoint, I'd think they'd want to be pretty quiet while laying, but instead they seem to be trying to call in every predator in the county.