Well, there was a big barn dance/dinner/auction across the road from us last night. Our yard was used as a parking lot (which was fine with us). When someone came to retrieve their car from the yard this morning my dog started barking. She's tied up right in front of the chicken coop. Our hens are typically very quiet. However, each time the dog barked one of our hens (who was standing in the front of the run all by herself) would let out a really loud squawk that sounded like she was copying the dog. It was very funny. Anybody else notice similar occurences?