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Is my naked neck a rooster or a hen?

post #1 of 7
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Beans here is 6 months old. Though he/she was a girl this whole time untill this morning when he/she started to make a loud crowing noise.







We brought 4 baby chickens (mixed breeds) the same time this guy was purchased, two of those we soon found out we're clearly roosters, they started crowing at roughly 3months old and were re homed a long time ago. So this crow like noise this morning came as a very big suprise!!

Is it normal for naked neck chickens to crow so late? And do they sound different from other breeds of chickens?

I'm still new to the chicken game so any advice would be greatly appreciated smile.png
post #2 of 7
They are hens, again.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

They are hens, again.

Thanks appreciate your reply! So glad to hear would have been devastated if they were both boys! Any ideas why the naked neck has started to 'crow' all of a sudden?
post #4 of 7
Are you sure it was a crow? Hens make all kinds of cackling calls.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #5 of 7

Yep, she is definitely a hen, not a roo. Sometimes a dominant hen will give a little "Cockadoodle doo" every now and then, notta worry. :)

post #6 of 7
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My girls are a cherpy bunch but I have never heard any of them make a noise like that before! It wasnt as traditional of a sound as other roosters we've experience in the past but was loud enough to wake us up (coop is not close to our bedroom) and when we went out there she was up on a stool 'crowing' and acting very rooster like haha that's what got me second guessing myself!
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Originally Posted by ftfarmer22 View Post

Yep, she is definitely a hen, not a roo. Sometimes a dominant hen will give a little "Cockadoodle doo" every now and then, notta worry. smile.png

Haha that's good, at least I'm not going crazy! smile.png
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