We have a crow!! Young Spot was feeling full of himself tonight and let loose. Of course, it came out a bit strangled. We are a teenage chicken after all and our little voice is still changing. It came out more of a "Er Er Er Er Ackkkkkk!" He was quite please with himself though. I heard the first one and whirled around to catch the crower in the act. I've been waiting for our first crow for weeks! Everybody was suspiciously nonchalant as they foraged about in the grass. Spot couldn't stand it though and quickly stood up on his little tippy toes, stretched out his neck and cut loose again. "Er Er Er Er Ackkkkk!!!" He sounds a lot like those baby dolls that cry when you tip them over with that funny little warble at the end. Silly chicken.
Three times tonight Spot crowed triumphantly. Then I started the Evil Monster (aka the lawn mower) and he decided that retreat was the better part of discretion and valor. I'm sure he was still crowing to himself on the inside though. He's just that kind of chicken.