Gday everyone, I'm new here so.... Hi! I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this little issue for me. We sadly lost one of our chickens recently ( we have australorps). We now only have one hen but she is starting to make different sounds in the morning. She would be about 4 years old, still laying but we find her at the back door each morning almost crowing. It's not as developed as a rooster but definitely loud enough to wake us all up. So... I've heard chickens can change sex but from what I read it's normally when there's a flock and one takes the dominant position. Is she maybe lonely?? Do chickens get lonely? If she is getting her 'rooster on' we will have to get rid of her and I don't want to. Can you help??