Please tell me this is normal. My supposed hen "Babbs" was doing some crowing this morning as i was on my way to work. Never happened before. she is right at 17 weeks old. We recently got her a new companion hen because her previous companion hen was taken we think by a hawk! I live in subdivision and know crowing will def be a problem. But she is my baby and i don't want to part with her. We havent had eggs yet but she is still young im told and normally this happens around 18/20 weeks.