Do chickens bark? I have a young hen about 6 months old and she began barking just before she started laying. She is the youngest in my flock of 4 and appears the most dominant although the other chickens anen't worried by it and ignore her. She is other wise well eats a varied diet and lays beautiful eggs. We have a dog but the dog rarely barks! The hen can hear neighbours dogs barking occasionally.Is this normal behaviour?