Ok. Five hens, five eggs pretty consistently. Plus these are barred rocks and in my experience the rock-erals are pretty easy to spot next to the hens. Yet this morning we are woken up by this horrible noise. Not the normal crow of a rooster, that sound that says "You haven't had a good pot of soup in a while." But definitely a chicken. So I go outside, and there, under the trampoline, is one of my barred rocks. She looks just like every other one of my hens, and when I was leaving she was perched in the nesting box, taking her morning constitutional. Is this normal? We live in suburbia, and because we like our neighbors do not keep a real roo. Edit because I didn't explain the noise - She would throw her head back, go into a nice, full upright posture (which looks so funny on her since she walks around normally) and threw back her head and made the noise. Several times. Her posture was just like a roo, but at a year and a half, it appears her "crow" just isn't up to snuff. Sounds like she's crying, almost.