I am new to this whole chicken thing. Tonight my husband and I came home to find our 15-16 week old BO hen making some very strange, very LOUD noises. I had heard of the egg song and wondered if it perhaps could be that - I went online and googled egg song and listened to a recording of it - and it sounded exactly like it! Just to be sure, I listened to a few different versions. Definitely sounded like it. But there are several things which are strange about that. The first, and most obvious - we found no egg. Granted, they free range around the yard, and it could easily be somewhere where we can't see it, but we looked pretty hard. Secondly, when we came out to find her making the song, she was surrounded by our 5 other chickens. Don't chickens usually go off by themselves to lay? Third, she seems a bit young to start laying yet. I mean, I know it can be soon, but this soon? She still isn't very red in the face yet. I'm not sure what to think? Is this normal? Do you think she did lay an egg? Is this preparation for egg laying? Any thoughts? Thanks for any ideas!