Question about egg laying & staying around the coop


11 Years
May 28, 2008
My BR started laying 4 days ago, hopefully the others will do it soon. Today, she started making a loud cackling noise before she went in to lay and looking it up on here, I guess that is normal. I can't imagine what it will sound like when the rest of them, other 11 hens, will start. I was wondering, when they start laying will they tend to stay closer to the coop? The BR was staying close to the coop while the others wondered. Seems like she got louder the farther they went.


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12 Years
13 Years
Jan 25, 2007
Everett WA/Corvallis OR
If mine are about to lay they go to their coop or stay close. If they come out of the nest without the rest of the flock around, they cackle till the roo comes and escorts them back to the rest.

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