Strange but sadly true: My best egg laying hen has started to crow in the afternoon and now also at 6AM. She is only a little over a year old and I am not sure if she still lays eggs right now. She certainly is the Alpha-hen, protects the chicken lowest in the pecking order from the others. Her comb has become bright, bigger and more red, no changes in her plumage yet. I do not think it has anything to do with an illness or so (except mentally.....)How do I get her out of this habit fast? Would putting her in a box in the garage with water and food help and how long? Will she ever start laying again? I just cannot have any crowing hen or rooster, the neighbors would probably call animal control and that would be the end of all my chickens.