My hens have just started laying. And I'm still trying to get them to use the nesting boxes in the henhouse. But lately I've noticed one hen will make a loud clucking noise for several minutes, and then the roosters join in. First time, I thought they were in distress. But no, they were just standing around. Do hens make "announcements" when they lay their eggs? And I did find 9 eggs on the ground so I know they (8 hens) have started laying. I did find 3 eggs in the box in the henhouse, but then after hearing them being very noisy, we looked under the house and found 2 more eggs.