Does anyone have a hen that crows? My Buff Orpington started crowing yesterday. I have never heard of this. For a little background on her, she's almost 2 yrs. old and has always been extremely, annoyingly loud. So as not to irritate the neighbors (and hubby), during the summer I had started bringing her in the house during the day in a room we have closed off from the rest of the house that serves as my hubby's woodworking shop. I do this only for about 5-6 hrs a day. She stays in a wire framed dog kennel. I would take her back out with the other 8 hens in the afternoon when I'd let them out of their run to roam before bed. After a few weeks of this routine she stopped being loud and we figured it broke the habit. So she was back out with the others. About a week ago she started in again with the loudness, so I started my routine again. This time around she is much more upset about being by herself and doesn't quiet down as soon as she is in the kennel. The kennel by the way is a extra large wire frame so she has plenty of room, and she is still laying eggs. Yesterday she started crowing. I was flabbergasted!. WTH?! Has anyone heard of this? And if so, what causes it?