Every now and then my hens...all 14 of them...will start 'bawking' very earlie in the morning. They wake me and I go out in fear the neighbors will also hear them and complain. When I do go out they R all still on the perch and instantly stop when I walk in. And people complain bout roosters...this is much worse. I have decided to get us 2 roosters...one bantam (silkie) and one full size (Black Copper Maran)...can't be any worse then neighbors dogs barking, or the hens. Just thought I would say this morning was one of those days...when I was out there though I heard a attempt of a crow from one of my silkies (about 8 weeks).