I've got 6 two-month-old pullets - 3 americanas and 3 barred rocks. I've moved them into the "nursery" section, where they can see and watch the flock, safe behind a chicken-wire fence. This morning, one of the americana's stretched up her neck and made a strangling noise that I SWEAR sounded like her version of the rooster crowing! My big rhode island red rooster was outside the hen house at the time, strutting his stuff and crowing like crazy. Was she just trying to answer him, or is it more likely I got a little rooster mixed in with my pullets? Do young hens ever try to crow?