Help! My 14 week old Silkie "hen" is occasionally sounding like a rooster! Its not a clear crowing, but pretty close. She is white, has no wattle, no comb, and no spurs. Her tail is fluffy, of course, but not like a roos. She does have a mulberry nub above her nose, but it is not a loose comb. She is mainly kept inside the house and can see and hear my other roo who is with the other hens outside. I don't want her hurt, so I watch carefully when she is out with the others. She really likes this and I know she wants to be with them, until she is chased and comes running to me. Could she be lonely and wants to communicate with the largest chicken (the roo)? I know that hens will sometimes take over the roo persona with hens if there is know roo around. Any insight to this behaviour? If she is a hen, will she not lay any eggs while identifying with a roo? I got her when she was about 12 weeks old and was assured by the Silkie breeder that she is a hen. She was with a mature, white Silkie rooster and had none of his rooster attributes. This "crowing" started when I was on vacation about three weeks ago, and she was next door with a neighbor, but could still hear our roo. She doesn't do it very often and when I first returned, didn't do it at all for several days. Now its off and on. I am trying to assure my husband she is a hen. He is not happy.