I just bought what was supposed to be a silky hen a week ago. We've been keeping her in the house in a cage because she's so much smaller than the other chickens in the outdoor flock. (I intend on using her to sit on eggs soon.) She goes outdoors right next to the others in her own separate pen during the day. My question is, did someone lie to me, or do hens sometimes crow? Because this morning "she" woke us by emitting a weird, garbled sound a lot like a crow. And when I came out to watch, "she" made the crow-like noise just the same way my rooster does, by extending her body and arching her neck.