I woke to the sound of a weak, sad sounding crowing. Darn! Pulled on my robe and flew downstairs hoping it was really the parrot doing her thing, but no.....I opened the back door and stood listening. Nope. Maybe I was hearing things....walked up to the coop door, the flock ready to be let loose, and one of them crowded again. Ahhhhhhhhh.....no!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm envisioning all these chickens just days away from laying their first eggs...and a friendly male in the midst....can't have a rooster here, have a friend whom says she'll take all the roosters, but first I have to find him. None show signs according to feathers being pointed. I have three who's tail feathers droop, and I'm suspecting them. I also have a few which hav metallic coloring, beautiful. Do only males have the metallic coloring? If so, when it's time for me to have High Tea with my Maker, I'm gonna complain of the unfairness of this. I've been out of town for a week, but none are taking turns hanging around each other, befriending anyone, acting amorous, randy or even interested.