Hi folks! Back again with a question I'm sure is not new, but... I gave away my 2 roos last weekend and mid week my husband said he heard crowing from the coop. No dear, must be the neighbors roos, said I. Well, went out to open the barn this a.m. and cock-a-doodle-huh?! Looked in an one of my dear silver dorkings was, sure enough, crowing! Is she now the alpha in absence of roos? As you all know the roos look quite different than the hens, so I don't think she's really a he. Hmmm. Thanks for your thoughts! Oh, and BTW, we got our first egg last Sun. from one of our dorkings (hatched 3/10) - a normal sized double yolker, but since have gotten 3 more that are bantam size. Ready for a break in the heat!!