so every morning i hear my hens, they all have soft clucks, but SHE makes a real racket, squawking and complaining. when i finally let them out to their small yard, she still complains loudly.... but she is the only one of the leghorn layers to actually at this moment , lay eggs. i see her laying them. she sits, reads the newspaper, and argues with the one red laying hen (with the crooked toes) who also lays... this white one has a very large, slightly floppy bright red comb, and she is bigger then the others. i think she is the only one of the white hens to be laying. does she have too much testesterone? can hens become males (non fertile) if there are no males around like some reptiles and fish? or act as males *( like trying to crow)? : why is only one of the leghorns laying? they are all from the same battery style coop (i got them as young pullets who then moulted for the whole month of october... a month ago (december) two have been laying. why arent all of them? they are getting layer feed, veggies, rice, they have a nice yard, plenty water and good weather (for chickens- gets to about 5 centigrade at night, 19-22 daytime), protected from wind and rain unless they want to be in the rain... i know its winter, and winter lighting, should i just be patient and wait? will more nest boxes encourage them? these girls have to earn their keep or hubby will not allow bought feed and they will become grandma's penicilin (chicken soup)... plus i have to bribe my neighbhors with eggs to make up for the early a.m. clucking/squawking... whadda u think?