Do Chickens Really Squawk After They Lay?
Yes. They really do, apparently. On Sunday afternoon I was inside and all of a sudden I heard one of the hens start squawking loudly. I went outside to investigate and saw that she was walking down from the roost. I opened up the nesting box and sure enough, there was a greenish/grey egg (her color egg) sitting there and it was warm.
I knew she was about to lay an egg because about 30 minutes before I had opened the nesting box to collect eggs and there were none, but she was sitting there in “egg laying position”.