Please help...I have 6 18 wk old pullets, or what are supposed to be pullets. 2 cochins, 2 silkies and 2 BO's. I swear I heard one of them crowing this morning I ran to the coop like a crazy lady and it stopped. This chicken thing is new to me and these chicks are from McMurray Hatchery. The order was for all girls...how do I tell crowing from different noises they will make when they are getting ready to lay an egg? I read somewhere that they will sing the "egg song" or do the "egg squat" before they start to lay. If it is crowing, wouldn't he be crowing through out the day and not be so quiet?