I have 6 red star hens. For the most part they are quiet, so I thought. I have 3 EE's and one weirdo funny looking curly little chicken. Anyways...I had to put them out with the hens in the coop. I have them in a small separated area. Well let me tell you this morning I woke up to an awful wailing. It was terrible. As I got to my feet it got worse. So I ran down the stairs and out the door and to the coop. I pretty near ripped the door off trying to get in. I need to mention that my dh took off the window yesterday. It's a screened window now. I finally managed to get the door open and really expected to see 4 dead or near dead chicks. To my amazement the chickens were hollering because they were laying EGGS. EGGS!!!!! While I was relieved I was a little mad at the girls for making such a ruckus. They otherwise are very quiet. Having never had chickens I did not know they would holler like that. It's kind of funny now but at the time.....It's been a odd week. First Tilly bit the cat now I thought the hens killed my chicks. I wonder what the little devils will do this week.