I guess some breeds are just more excitable. My EE laid her first egg last Friday, and made a whole lotta racket for the 3 mornings ahead of Friday. Guess some call it an "egg song" , but it sounded more like a child with her finger stuck in the door to me. Maybe she missed her calling as a rooster! At any rate, my BO has NOT been doing the chicken squat, but HAS been getting red in the face. Today she quietly went about carving out a nest, just a little under-her-breath mumbling to herself (I could BARELY hear it in the next room), and she laid this lovely little egg. Without much ado, I might add. It's almost as if she was thinking, "OK, looks like this is what I do, so I will just go do it and then go about my day." See, no need for a BO to carp, complain, and sing. She just DID it. My EE, well, different story. I did not know chickens could be so different!