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New weird sound from chicken

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So my 2ish month old chicken just challenged another chicken of mine. They do it often but this time it had its neck feathers fluffed out and made a sound that was in between a horn, or someone blowing their nose. Is this common? Does it mean it's a rooster, or do hens make awful noises as well.
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At two months you should be able to tell if it's a cockerel or pullet. Both sexes makes noises and both will flare hackles.

 

If you can't determine sex then take a picture of the bird, profile and another closer of head to show comb then post them in the "what breed/gender is this?" section.

 

Not knowing what comb type your bird has I can't offer much assistance guessing at sex. Say it's a single comb bird then the cockerels will have red combs at a young age and pullets wont be red at all until point of lay.

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