My 2 year old hen who has produced several clutches of chicks is suddenly growing a beard!! I've heard of chickens that start crowing. Why would she change like this? I have a tom and a jake currently. Rehomed 2 poults last week. I have midget whites and so it is sometimes difficult to tell them apart but I am pretty certain I didn't give my hen away. In fact I marked her to make sure. She will let me handle her unlike the poults and her legs are not young looking. I am amazed and perplexed by this. Anybody else have this experience?