Forget the rooster! He only crows when it is light out or he feels threatened. The HENS on the other hand, are making such a racket whenever any of them decide it is time to lay (I think that is the trigger) they ALL set up a ruckus! It can go on for twenty minutes! Since they are new to this: is it because they are new and they're freaking out? Is it encouragement to the one laying? They are laying during the night, usually 5 to 6 AM and then he starts up at 6! Will this continue? The neighbor across the street (8 acres away!) told me he could hear them. Now what??