As many of you know. I am sick. Like decide soon if I should be culled sick! But, DH was at work and at 5:30 I hear all this racket from the coop. It sounds to me like the "I'm laying an egg" noise. AT least that is what I think that pattern bawk is. But, the light in the coop is still off and it's an hour and a half from sunrise! Then the whole flock gets going! SO, I tear down stairs. I call the dog to scare off whatever could be attacking my flock. I put on snow boots, wrap myself in DHs fleece jacket and grab a flashlight. Stupid dog spots some deer and takes off in the wrong direction! SO I check the coop and sure enough they're all wide awake and one is standing in front of the nesting box buc buc buc buc bagawk buc buc buc. at the top of her lungs!! No egg. Ten minutes later they're all settled down and quiet. By 7AM I went and looked, and sure enough, there was an egg. Would she lay before sunrise? Would the whole flock get up to support her, or were they yelling at her to lay it and go back to sleep already? What was THAT all about??