We got 3 new hens last night (20 week old RIRs). We bought them from a local farmer who had at least 50, and he said he has been getting about a dozen eggs a day for the past week, but of course has no idea which ones are laying. One of the hens is being very odd, has been since we put her in the coop last night. She is being VERY noisy and is acting kinda paranoid, like we're all out to get her. She kinda sounds like a duck, and she's panting (but that could be because it's 98 degrees today). The other 2 are fine, they are just bossing around my other little hen getting the order established. She's been in and out of the nest box, screaming at me every time I go near her. They have plenty of cold water and food. I just brought them some cut up frozen grapes to help cool them off. I've never seen a chicken lay an egg, or been close to one who has. Does this sound like possible egg laying behavior? Or did I get a sick bird She wasn't doing anything like this when we observed her before bringing her home.