Saturday our point-of-lay 21 week-old BR started crowing like she'd been peeled. DDs and I dashed out earnestly anticipating our first egg, but were disappointed to see Moe standing on the patio braying like a donkey. No egg there... We looked in the nesting boxes, alas, disappointed. It's a huge yard filled with a billion places to hide eggs from us and egg-colored leaves everywhere 4 inches deep, so I'm really not surprised, nor do I blame her for hiding the hen-fruit...if that's what happened, but I'm irritated that I'm not around to see the spot. Our neighbor has reported crowing during the day, and Sunday my kids heard it start while they were in the yard...but no suspicious behavior occurred immediately prior...so my question: Do pullets crow when gearing up to become layers, or is it strictly a response to having done the deed?