I recently sold a rooster to a woman who had only hens. She wanted a rooster to watch over her flock and that would not beat them up or bully them. Her hens are about a year old. The rooster I sold her is also about a year old. She recently emailed me to ask why I thought the rooster I gave her will not crow. He was crowing when he was here. He was not the head rooster here but I would say he was second in command and he crowed regularly with the head roo. I do not understand why he would quit crowing. She also said that the so called chicken guy at the local feed store told her that if there is a hen above him in the pecking order then he will not crow. Is that true? What do I tell her? She wants the rooster to crow. I am thinking I may offer her a trade for a equal rooster that I know is crowing all the time here, but if I can help her fix this problem she has I would like to do that first. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. I have never heard of a rooster not crowing when he is the only rooster. And he is the only rooster she has. Was the feed store guy right? Thanks for all your help.