We have 7 laying hens, all 5 months 3 weeks old here in Maine. None of them have begun to lay yet, but we understand that can be normal with the shortened days. Recently one of the Rhode Island Reds has begun to squawk as if in distress, though she shows no signs of lethargy or any particular illness. There are also no predators or other issues that are causing any of the other hens to react. We are newbies at this and would appreciate any thoughts if you are familiar with this behavior. Could she possibly be getting ready to lay? Many thanks!